Go Into the Studio With Sheryl Crow!

Ever want to be a fly on the wall in the studio while Sheryl Crow lays down one of her honey-coated hits? Well, now's the time, my friends. The single mom to sons Wyatt, 3, and Levi, three months, recently sat down with UsMagazine.com to discuss her new soul-styled CD, 100 Miles From Memphis, which hit stores yesterday.

"It's a throw back to all the music that I loved growing up and that I listened to growing up, like Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder and Motown," Crow tells Us. "I grew up really close to Memphis so, singing in a church, so the record is definitely inspired by early 70s soul."

What, don't believe her? Well take a gander at the EPK snippet of the Nashville-based crooner recording one of the disc's standout tracks, "Stop" above.

And want to hear Crow do her thing live? Besides the Mastercard Soundstage show that will air on PBS soon, Crow is hitting the road in August with a new backing band -- and schlepping her tots along, too!

By Ian Drew for UsMagazine.com. To read more of Ian's blog, click here and don't forget to follow him on Twitter.