Sheryl Crow Visits 'Big Brother 3'

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Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow had a little fun when she made a surprise visit to CBS' "Big Brother 3."

The HouseGuests, whom were unable to listen to music or TV for the duration of the game, were shocked to find Crow in their backyard ready to give them a private concert. The Early Show news anchor and Big Brother's host Julie Chen reports.

In this surprise luxury reward for the HouseGuests, Crow, the winner of eight Grammy Awards, performed three songs with her band, including "Soak Up the Sun" and "Steve McQueen" from her current album "C'mon, C'mon," plus her 1994 breakout hit "All I Wanna Do." In addition to performing, Crow was given a tour of the interior of the Big Brother house by the HouseGuests.

Crow says she was a fan of "Big Brother" and wanted to participate on the show in some way.

"Big Brother 3" is broadcast three nights a week Wednesday, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursday and Saturday, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The original performance was streamed live on the Internet Tuesday through the show's Web site.

Fast Facts About Sheryl Crow

  • Sheryl Crow was born in 1962 and grew up in Kennett, Mo.
  • Her parents were big band musician and Crow began playing piano at age six.
  • In the 1980s, Crowe began performing as a backup singer with artists such as George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart.
  • She began her solo career in 1993 with her bluesy A&M debut, "Tuesday Night Music Club." The single from the album, "All I Wanna Do," went multi-platinum.
  • In 1996, her self-titled follow-up album went multi-platinum despite a ban by the retail giant Wal-Mart for album lyric, "Watch out sister, watch out brother / watch our children kill each other / with a gun they bought at a Wal-Mart discount store."
  • Crow spent much of 1997 and '98 on the road, playing select dates on the Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon tour and performing with the 1998 Lilith Fair.
  • In 1998, she released her third album, "The Globe Sessions." It was awarded Best Rock Album at the Grammys.