Sheryl Crow Sings for the Olympics

updated 07/22/2008 at 04:00 PM EDT

originally published 07/23/2008 08:00AM



Sheryl Crow is showing her support for this summer's Olympic athletes with a new song, and PEOPLE.com has a first look at the video Crow shot for the track on her farm outside of Nashville.

The Grammy winner's tune, "So Glad We Made It," will appear on the AT&T Team USA soundtrack and during TV broadcasts of the Summer Games. "It's a very uplifting song about having a positive outlook and about really going for it," Crow tells PEOPLE. "It's such a heroic feat to train and give your energy over to something that's so challenging like that. I just love it."

Crow says watching the Olympics is always an emotional experience for her. "I'm a sucker for the vignettes, the back stories," she says. "It's my favorite thing to just sit in front of the TV and cry when each national anthem is played."

Growing up, Crow has vivid memories of gymnasts Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci and figure skater Dorothy Hamill competing in the Olympics. "I wanted to be a gymnast but there was no place in a tiny town in Missouri to take gymnastics," says the singer, who will watch the Beijing Games with son Wyatt on her tour bus next month. "But I did go and get my hair cut in a Dorothy Hamill wedge, which was unfortunate for me because that hairdo didn't really work so well with curly hair."

Proceeds from the AT&T Team USA soundtrack, available for download in August, will benefit Team USA. Other artists whose songs will appear include Colbie Caillat, 3 Doors Down, Lady Antebellum, Nelly and Clique Girlz.
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