In 2005, Krystal Meyers made a big splash, entering into
Christian Music with her self-titled debut album. At the age of 18,
this young lady had one great year. She graduated high school and received
a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Krystal Meyers jumped to #1 in Japan with her single,
"Anticonformity". She has also been featured on the cover of Nylon Magazine
Japan and Bounce Magazine. In the US, Meyers has had five Top 10 singles
to date, including "The Way To Begin," "My Savior," "Anticonformity,"
"Fire," and "Collide."
While Krystal Meyers was born in Orange County, California,
her family moved to Franklin, Tennessee when she was six. When Krystal
was 10 she picked up a pencil and started writing songs. About 3 years
later, she moved on to the acoustic guitar, really showing her talents.
The heavier the rock the better for the Meyers family! Krystal
tends to lean towards edgy rock, which you can experience when
she fires up the electric guitars and wailing drums, in her music.
This characteristic of her music could of come from her father,
as he was a drummer in a heavy metal band back in high school.
So, you could say that the beat rocks within the family!
"Anticonformity" which topped the charts in the US and
Japan came from the heart, inspired from watching her friends give in
to the social pressures. This song was written by Krystal Meyers and
her friends at camp, before Meyers entered the ninth grade. At one point,
Krystal was asked to record a song for the camp's benefit CD. This CD
also featured artists like Audio Adrenaline and Pillar.
Having a helping hand is always a good thing, especially
when Krystal Meyers was working on her debut album. She was able to
work with CCM artist and producer Ian Eskelin, and she also had help
from Avril Lavigne and Liz Phair. Touring steadily since the release
of her debut album, Krystal Meyers has become a role model as well.
With her powerful lyrics and rock music, this talented artist has a
lot to express and she is just getting started!