Crystal Bowersox Pays a Visit to Ladies’ Home Journal!

February 14, 2011 at 11:46 am , by

crystal bowersoxLast year’s American Idol runner up Crystal Bowersox clearly hasn’t let fame go to her head. When she visited the LHJ offices last week she actually arrived early—not late, like you might expect from most rock stars—and was chatty and down-to-earth.

She treated staffers to a special acoustic performance of several songs from her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, including the deeply personal title track that brought more than a few people to tears. Bowersox, an avid songwriter, also performed two bonus tracks not on the album: the uplifting “Finally Got it Right” and the more somber “Numb.”

Since her time on American Idol, Bowersox has toured with her fellow Idol contestants and gotten married to musician Brian Walker. A type 1 diabetic, she’s also decided to use her celebrity to work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. So how is the 25-year-old handling it all? “My life definitely isn’t the same but I feel like I’ve returned to a sense of normalcy,” she said. “I’m a married woman now and my son just turned two so life is good! The best part about all of this is just finally having the ability to share my music with the fans and with other musicians. I’m doing what I love for a living. I’m so happy right now.”

Watch a bonus performance from Crystal after the jump!

Photo credit: Harper Smith.

12 Responses to “Crystal Bowersox Pays a Visit to Ladies’ Home Journal!”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Ladies' Home Journal, Ladies' Home Journal and Ron Kelly, Ron Kelly. Ron Kelly said: She came to sing! Top-notch acoustic performance by the gracious and endearing @crystalbowersox at @LHJmagazine [...]

  2. Amazing performances… just Crystal & her guitar… don’t need anything else but that. Fantastic voice & feeling. Wonderful emotional songs. Thank you so much for posting these…

  3. I love Crystal. She has a beautiful voice.

  4. Good Job Crystal….You definitely “Ain’t no Farmers Daughter anymore….Mama Dear!” By the way…You looked great at the Grammys and happy Valentines Day!

  5. Crystal is the real thing… I just love listening to her own songs. Such a sweet voice and warm personality.

  6. You are a breath of fresh air Crystal. You are so down to earth yet you sing and brings us all to the heavens. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  7. Crystal, my wife and I agree, you may not have won the title “American Idol” but you are a shining star just the same! It’s a shame that the results are determined by people calling over and over to support a particular contestant, rather than their exceeding talent….which you demonstrated over and over again! It’s a delight to see you perform, and if you’re ever in the area of Roanoke, Va. we hope to see you “live” and possibly to meet you…..that would be “great”….Wish you all the best!
    Your fans….Steve & Janice Reed

  8. Thanks for posting these acoustic performances by Crystal. She is so inspiring. I am so happy for her and wish her all the success that is due this lovely woman!

  9. Thank you for sharing Crystal’s performances. Since Idol ended last season, I have so missed seeing and hearing Crystal every week. She is so amazing, so real and so talented. God bless Crystal in her life journey with peace and joy and love overflowing. I hope she has a long, long career of creating powerful music filled with beauty and soul.

  10. Love Love Love Crystal! She’s amazing.

  11. Crystal is amazing! love her!

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