“I was about 12 when I got this record. I already liked singing, and I was starting to like guys – this was when I was in junior high, so I was changing from a little kid into a pre-teen. There were some songs on this record that were probably too mature for me at the time, but I connected with so much of it.
“Her voice and her presence spoke to me as a female. I loved how she just wore jeans and played the guitar – she didn’t have to be dancing around and wearing costumes and stuff. So that’s the progression of going from Janet Jackson to Sheryl Crow as a role model. Sheryl was very down-to-earth.
“The songs are so well written. In fact, I’m craving them right now. I think I might have to listen to the record today.”