Ohio native Crystal Bowersox has always been in tune with her musical talents, latching onto her guitar for support in a chaotic world. After moving to Chicago as a teenager and taking on odd jobs, Bowersox would spend her free time drawing crowds busking on underground subway platforms and performing on open-mic night at a variety of venues.
Taking a chance, Bowersox auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, where her innate talent was revealed through her memorable performances. Her renditions of songs like “Natural Woman” and “Up to the Mountain” would later guide her to the finish line, earning her the runner-up position.
Since then, Bowersox has stayed true to her refreshingly free-spirited style, releasing songs and albums with honest, profound lyrics and using her star power to become an advocate and spread awareness for type 1 diabetes.
Her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, was gritty and raw with pain, revealing dark truths about the mundane points in her life, while her second album All That for This, was a light at the end of a tunnel, alternating between pain and acceptance.
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