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Sheryl Crow has found a new guy to rock out with.

On Wednesday, the singer, 49, hit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 2011 Spring Ball at NYC's Pierre Hotel with some arm-candy: guitarist/producer Doyle Bramhall II.

It's one of the first times she and Bramhall, a guitarist and producer, have stepped out together as a couple.

But Crow quietly alluded to her memorably-named new beau in the May issue of Prevention mag -- and how they behave around her sons Wyatt, 3, and Levi James, who turned 2 on April 2.

"I've been in the situation where I've been involved with people and their kids, and if the relationship doesn't work out, it's heartbreak," Crow explained. "So I'm keeping the relationship [with Bramhall] friend-based when we're around the kids. Luckily, we have a great foundation, having known each other for fifteen years."


The breast-cancer survivor's exes include Eric Clapton and cycling champ Lance Armstrong, to whom she was briefly engaged in 2006.