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Crystal Lynn Lewis (born September 11, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian/gospel vocalist, songwriter and author.

Crystal Lewis
Birth name Crystal Lynn Lewis
Also known as Crystal Lewis Ray
Born (1969-09-11) September 11, 1969 (age 47)
Corona, California, U.S.
Genres Contemporary Christian, Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, author
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels Frontline, Metro 1 Music, Myrrh, Interscope
Associated acts Wild Blue Yonder, The Screamin' Rays, The Lifters



Early yearsEdit

Crystal Lewis, born in Corona, California, grew up singing in her father's church.[1] In 1984, at the age of 15, Lewis auditioned for a children's musical called Hi Tops, written and produced by Ernie and Debbie Rettino, creators of Psalty, the Singing Song Book. Lewis passed the audition, and was able to go into the studio and participate in the soundtrack recording, with the rest of the cast members.[citation needed] While working with the musical, Lewis met a member of the rockabilly band, The Lifters. After becoming friends with the members of that band, Lewis was asked to join. Soon after, the band changed its name to Wild Blue Yonder.[citation needed] In 1992 Crystal worked in the sketch comedy television series Roundhouse, that aired on Nickelodeon.[2]

Wild Blue Yonder was together for two years, and recorded a single full-length album Wild Blue Yonder, produced by Daniel Amos frontman Terry Scott Taylor, for Frontline Records in 1986. Lewis would also sing on D.A.'s album Fearful Symmetry in 1986, and Taylor's solo album A Briefing for the Ascent in 1987. After Wild Blue Yonder disbanded, Frontline offered Lewis a solo recording contract at the age of 17. Beyond the Charade, her first solo project, was released in 1987.

Personal lifeEdit

Lewis lives in northwestern Montana with husband Brian Ray, with whom she has two children.[citation needed] Her daughter, Isabella (Izzi Ray), is also a singer/songwriter, and released her self-titled debut album on February 12, 2012, followed by her remixes EP on October 22, 2013.[citation needed] Her son Solomon is also pursuing a career in music, having produced his mother's 2011 release Plain and Simple.[citation needed]


  • 1987: Beyond the Charade
  • 1988: Joy
  • 1990: Let Love In
  • 1991: Remember
  • 1991: Recuerda (Spanish version of Remember)
  • 1992: Remember reissue
  • 1992: Recuerda reissue (Spanish version of Remember)
  • 1993: The Bride
  • 1994: La Esposa (Spanish version of the Bride)
  • 1994: The Remix Collection
  • 1995: Hymns: My Life
  • 1995: Himnos De Mi Vida (Spanish version of Hymns: My Life)
  • 1995: Crystal Lewis: Greatest Hits
  • 1996: Beauty for Ashes
  • 1996: La Belleza De La Cruz (Spanish version of Beauty for Ashes)
  • 1998: Gold
  • 1998: Oro (Spanish version of Gold)
  • 1999: Live At The Woodlands
  • 2000: Fearless
  • 2000: La Colección (Spanish Greatest Hits)
  • 2000: Holiday! a Collection of Christmas Classics
  • 2002: More: The Greatest Hits
  • 2002: More Live (CD and DVD live recording)
  • 2002: Holy, Holy, Holy
  • 2002: Santo, Santo, Santo (Spanish version of Holy, Holy, Holy)
  • 2005: See
  • 2006: Joyful Noise (Songs for Kids!)
  • 2010: Home for the Holidays
  • 2011: Plain and Simple
  • 2014: 25: Greatest Hits
  • 2015: Crystal Lewis


  1. ^ " Autobiography". metro one inc. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "bio". crystal lewis. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 

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