Crystal Shawanda is a country music singer-songwriter from Ontario, Canada. CMT documented her rise to fame in the six-part series Crystal: Living the Dream, which aired in February 2008. Signed to RCA Records in 2007, she released her debut single, “You Can Let Go,” in 2008. Crystal is a full-blooded Native North American from the Ojibwe tribe. Her surname, Shawanda, translates to “Dawn of a New Day,” which is also the name of her 2008 debut album.