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Krystal Meyers, A 16 Year-Old Rock Artist, Signs Deal With Essential Records


Krystal Meyers Signs with Essential Reco

Krystal Meyers Signs with Essential Records

Courtesy of Provident Label Group
Updated January 27, 2005
Provident Label Group’s Essential Records has announced the signing of 16-year-old rock singer, musician and songwriter Krystal Meyers. Meyers, from Franklin, TN, writes rock music with a punk edge and attributes her musical influences to bands like Blindside, Finch, Further Seems Forever, Dashboard Confessional and Mae.

Krystal Meyers' debut will hit the stores on June 7 with the first radio single getting airplay in March. To deliver the album, this teenage newcomer teams up with producer Ian Eskelin and the highly-acclaimed, L.A. based “Wizardz of Oz” production team whose credits include Avril Lavigne and Liz Phair.

Meyers, on signing with Essential, shares, “I couldn't be happier! I am so glad that God has brought this opportunity into my life and I am excited to see where He takes this new partnership!”

Robert Beeson, sr vp of A&R for Provident, comments, “It’s hard to find an artist with real vision, who knows exactly who they are and what they want in a music career, and it’s even more difficult to find in a 16-year-old. Krystal is the exception. She has the ability to speak as a peer with artistic excellence and a passion that cannot be fabricated. Krystal is a unique artist for our market and for this generation.”

Krystal has been singing most of her life with her first performance noted at age 5 at a church in Oregon. She started writing songs while in grade school and regularly attended songwriting-focused summer camps. It was at these writing camps that Krystal at age 13 picked up the electric guitar to help in her song developing. Not long after, Meyers formed a band in junior high to play school events.

In the 9th grade, Meyers co-wrote “Anticonformity” while at a Barefoot Republic youth camp and the message behind the song quickly became her personal mission statement. Krystal explains, “The idea of Anticonformity is not conforming to the ways of this world, but instead living a life by God’s standards. By not listening to what the world says you should be, you’ll find life’s true meaning and you’ll feel good about yourself!”

After performing the song for the camp talent show, Meyers was asked to cut her “Anticonformity” theme song for the Barefoot Republic Camp’s benefit CD, joining artists like Audio Adrenaline and Pillar.

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