Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music. Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend her world in turmoil. For her, music has always been the most effective form of catharsis.
Dead set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately placing second on the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the soundstage for the recording studio. Since her introduction to the world through television, Crystal has released three LP’s, two EPs, several singles and tours extensively throughout the US and beyond.
Crystal was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, and has become a powerful advocate and inspiration for people living with T1D. A long-time fan and supporter of Beyond Type 1, Crystal was part of a special pop up concert welcoming Team Bike Beyond to Nashville in July 2017 and is featured in the full-length documentary. She became a member of the Leadership Council in July, 2018.