It's safe to say that 2010 is a year that Elliston-native Crystal Bowersox will never forget. She shot to stardom on American Idol and made the Toledo-area proud by taking second place in the nationwide competition.
Though Bowersox was the runner-up, she has still landed a major recording contract with her debut album hitting the store shelves on Tuesday.
Locally, "Farmer's Daughter" is already a huge success. The album rocked record stores Tuesday, selling out across Toledo. "We sold over 200 copies...We are expecting 50 more in tomorrow," said an employee at North Toledo's Culture Clash Records. "We would have never expected to be sold out in two hours."Culture Clash expected to have enough supply to last through the holiday season. Little did they know that Farmer's Daughter would be in such high demand.
"It was absolutely a madhouse. We haven't seen a reaction or anything like that in a single release ever. By 2:30 p.m., it was the best selling CD in store history."
Some of the last copies in town of MamaSox's rockin' album were passed out at Papa's Tavern. Friends and fans gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate. "She is so genuine to her music. I think that the biggest thing that everybody is proud of on this album is the fact that her music is there," said Tim Stahl, Papa's Tavern owner. "We are all proud that she got the chance to put her music out there like this."