|Crystal Bowersox Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 4, 1985|
Crystal Bowersox is an aspiring American singer, songwriter, and actress who is best known for the release of her albums Farmer’s Daughter (2010) and All That for This (2013). She is also remembered for her skillful performance on the 9th season of American Idol as she had made it all the way to the finale but lost to singer and songwriter Lee DeWyze. However, Crystal did become the first female singer in the history of the show to make it to the final round. Besides singing, this naturally talented triple threat is also a well-known actress who made her mark as Zoe Brant in Body of Proof in 2011. With time, Crystal has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 100k followers on Twitter and more than 200k followers on Facebook.
Crystal Lynn Bowersox
Elliston, Ohio, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Crystal studied at the Oak Harbor High School, Ohio before attending the Toledo School for the Arts in Toledo, Ohio.
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
- Father – William Lester Bowersox
- Mother – Kelly Lynn Bowersox
- Siblings – Karl Bowersox (Twin Brother)
Crystal is represented by Steve Schweidel and Charlie Pennachio.
Her booking agent is Matt Rafal of Supreme Entertainment.
Rock, Indie Folk, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Soul, Blues Rock, Country
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Flute
Crystal was previously signed to Jive Records / 19 Entertainment.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Crystal has dated –
- On January 19, 2009, Crystal gave birth to a boy named Anthony Levi Mason. At the time, she was 23 years old and was struggling to get her career as a music artist on the right track. She preferred not to reveal the identity of her son’s biological father but she did say that he had left her 6 weeks after she was pregnant.
- Tony Kusian – Crystal was dating a guy named Tony Kusian while she was competing on American Idol season 9 in 2010. Everything seemed to be fine between the couple until Tony decided to break up with her on the first day of the finale week. In an interview with TV show host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, Crystal stated that Tony was finding it difficult to cope up with the celebrity kind of lifestyle that she had attained as he was from a small town and wanted to keep things low key.
- Brian L. Walker (2010-2013) – Crystal and musician Brian L. Walker met one another for the first time in 2005 at the Uncommon Ground Café situated in Chicago, where she would often do Open Mic’s. However, it wasn’t until 2010, that the two started seeing one another and finally got married October 10 that year. However, 3 years later, the couple had decided to part ways on May 6, 2013. In November that year, Crystal also stated on the talk show Good Day L.A. that she was bisexual. Later, she even released a single about it titled Coming Out for Christmas (2013).
Race / Ethnicity
- Shoulder length hair
- Wears a pair of spectacles
- Thin eyebrows
- She has a labret piercing.
Crystal has appeared in commercials for several brands including OneTouch.
Best Known For
- Competing and becoming the first female to make it to the finals of American Idol in 2010
- The release of her albums Farmer’s Daughter (2010) and All That for This (2013)
- Releasing several hit singles including Up to the Mountain (2010)
- Being nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of “Female Reality/Variety Star” in 2010
Crystal released her debut studio album titled Farmer’s Daughter on December 14, 2010. The album was a huge success and more than 200,000 copies were sold all through the United States. It was compiled of a total of 13 tracks, Ridin’ with the Radio, For What It’s Worth, Farmer’s Daughter, Hold On, Lonely Won’t Come Around, Holy Toledo, On the Run, Kiss Ya, Speak Now, Mine All Mine, Mason, Arlene, including a bonus single titled Finally Got It Right.
First TV Show
She made her debut TV show appearance as a “contestant” in an episode titled The Road to Hollywood on American Idol (season 9) in 2010.
Crystal Bowersox Facts
- She was brought up alongside her twin brother Karl in Elliston, Ohio.
- Crystal was 2 years old when her parents Kelly and William legally parted ways from one another.
- Doctors had diagnosed her with “Type 1 Diabetes” when she was just 6 years old. However, this never stopped her from following her passion for music. She also pledged her dedication to spreading a helping hand to those who suffered from it at the end of the reality show American Idol season 9.
- She was part of her high school choir and also played the flute in her school’s marching band.
- Crytal was 10 years old when she played professionally in front of an audience at a local bar. She would frequently play at Papa’s Tavern, and The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio.
- In an effort to up her game, she relocated to Chicago at the age of 17. She started off there as a street performer, often playing at train stations and at the Lake View area.
- She performed at various live shows at Uncommon Ground‘s Devon and Clark and Grace locations.
- After moving to Chicago, her health insurance had expired forcing her to beg for money so that she could buy her insulin from the pharmacy.
- Her first big chance came to her in 2006, after she was chosen by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs to sing and represent the “Experience Chicago” program at the “Sister Cities” event held in Birmingham, England. The following year, she traveled to various places like Memphis, Oaxaca City, Ankara, and Istanbul on a cafe tour.
- In the past, Crystal would sing gospel music at her church.
- In February 2010, Crystal had auditioned at American Idol with singing the song Piece of My Heart (1967) by gospel singer Erma Franklin. Her piece was praised by guest judge and legendary singer Shania Twain as “raw, natural talent”.
- Singer and songwriter Siobhan Magnus was the last female contestant to be the eliminated leaving only Crystal to battle it out in the finale. Despite having attained 1st runner-up, she retained the title as the first female contestant to make it to the final round.
- Her original song Holy Toledo was played in the background on the show of her homecoming video. This is also made her the person to have their original song played on the show as part of their video.
- Crystal had signed to her first record label 19 Entertainment and Jive Records on May 27, 2010. This was just one day after the finale had ended. On May 28, 2010, Crystal’s debut single Up to the Mountain was released. Originally the song was released by legendary singer and songwriter Patty Griffin in 2006. Crystal’s version of the song peaked at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart that year.
- In 2011, Crystal was left without a record label after RCA Music Group had disbanded Jive Records along with many other labels. Later, she signed to Shanachie Records in October 2012.
- In the past, Crystal had 5 tattoos and 4 cats.
- As of 2019, she had a dog.
- Visit her website @ crystalbowersox.com.
- Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
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