Sheryl Crow Uses Chevy to Make Point About Compromise

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Some people see things as us and them or black and white. Sheryl Crow sees things as Silverado or Volt.

The concept has existed almost as long as man himself. After all, we’ve all got our own little preferences and opinions in life. And we can typically approach those differences in two different ways. Embrace them and become stronger as a group, or argue about them and tumble into chaos. The same can be said in the world of automobiles. Too often, “gas-guzzling” truck drivers and “tree-hugging” hybrid owners scowl at each other in disgust.

But does it really have to be that way? Nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Chevy truck owner Sheryl Crow doesn’t think so. And when it came to developing the lyrical concept for her latest single, “Halfway There,” it was, she reveals, a pair of Chevys that inspired the laudable pro-tolerance scope of the song. In our humble opinion, it’s a rather ingenious way to describe an age-old problem.

“The idea of the song is that even though you may drive a big Chevy truck and I drive my hybrid, or you may wear designer clothes and I wear ripped jeans, that doesn’t mean we don’t want the same things in life and the same things for our kids in the future,” Crow explains to Guitar World. “The message is we need to agree to disagree and just try and meet halfway there.”

She’s got a point, and it’s one that transcends a simple argument over what sort of vehicle we should or shouldn’t be driving. So, next time you pull up at a stoplight in your lifted Silverado and see a Volt driver next to you, give ’em a thumbs up. Because we’re all in this together, after all. And hey, at least they bought a Chevy, right?

If you’re a Sheryl Crow fan, her latest album, Be Myself, has received quite a bit of critical acclaim and is no doubt worth picking up. After all, if the rest of the album is even half as good as its first single, “Halfway There,” then it certainly sounds like Crow has crafted another collection of future classics. And if you prefer to catch her live, she’s headed out on tour starting June 20.


Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts.

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