Grammy-winning singer Sheryl Crow has always been generous with her time when it comes to charities, and she will be giving her talents to a worthy cause when she performs at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala, which takes place Nov. 5 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The 26th annual event will give the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Enduring Vision Award to Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst and DDG Chairman/CEO Joe McMillan. "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Gayle King will host the event, which will also honor Bryan Stevenson, who is the founder/executive director of two organizations: Equal Justice Initiative and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
Elton John commented in a statement: "At this time of great uncertainty in the world, EJAF’s work is more important than ever, and we remain steadfastly committed to addressing the unmet needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and fighting stigma as a major driver of the global AIDS epidemic. We believe everyone living with HIV/AIDS should have immediate access to high-quality medical care and all people at risk of HIV should be empowered with the best knowledge and tools available to prevent transmission no matter who they are, who they love, what they believe, where they come from, or what they do."
On Sept. 8, John launched his Farewell Yellow Brick Road to rave reviews. The tour, which John says will be his last, will go around the world and end in 2021.
As previously reported, Crow has started a new chapter in her life as a music artist. After spending most of her career at major labels A&M and Warner Bros., Crow is no longer signed to a major label and is releasing her music independently. Her first single as an indie artist is "Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" featuring Annie Clark, which Crow performed on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" on Sept. 5.