Éowyn (band)

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Éowyn
A close-up picture of Éowyn. The subject has shoulder-length chestnut-coloured hair and is wearing a gray patterned shirt.
Éowyn in 2006
Background information
Birth name Rebecca Éowyn Denee Krueger
Born (1979-03-01) March 1, 1979 (age 35)
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Christian alternative rock, electronica, alternative rock
Years active 1999–present
Website www.eowynmusic.com

Éowyn (born Rebecca Éowyn Denee Krueger on March 1, 1979, in McCracken County, Kentucky[1]) is a Christian alternative rock artist from the Nashville, Tennessee area that began in 1999.

Biography[edit]

Éowyn is a Nashville recording artist with an industrial hard rock style and Gothic influences to back up her theatrical stage presence.[2] She's had radio airplay in over 200 cities and has had two Top Twenty National Christian rock singles on the R&R charts. Her first single "Take Me Away" ranked at No. 18 and her second single "Hold Me" went to No. 15.[3]

She has extensive touring experience playing in venues of all sizes, including festivals, bars, youth gatherings and arenas. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest artists in the Christian Music industry including Krystal Meyers, Petra, Staple, Tait and others. She has toured throughout the U.S. from California to Florida.

Nashville's Embassy Music noticed her and awarded her Grand Prize winning songwriter for her song "Break Free." She also caught the attention of some of the top producers in the industry, including veterans Kevan Cyka (Lifehouse, R.E.M., Hilary Duff), Dan Needham (Stacie Orrico, Steven Curtis Chapman) and Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, Joy Williams).

In August 2006 Éowyn's guitarist Matt Hallmark was killed in a car crash driving home from Nashville after a concert tour. Her song "Unfinished Memories" on Silent Screams was written in his memory.[4][5]

Due to financial difficulties, in 2008 she was forced to announce her departure from the industry and sell everything that had to do with her musical career. In 2011, with what Éowyn describes as "only by God's grace," she is back.[6]

Silent Screams (2008) and Beautiful Ashes (2011), were produced by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Disciple, Pillar) at Lakeside Studios.[7] "Cliche" hit No. 17 on the Billboard Christian Rock Airplay chart in October 2012.[8]

Origin of name[edit]

She says, "My name is actually from the Lord of the Rings books and now movies. My dad was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings, and Éowyn is one of the characters. People always ask me if it's my real name, but it really is."[5]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to her manager and current keyboardist Russell Riggins.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Shattered Illusions (2003)[10]
  • Identity (2006)[10]
  • Silent Screams (2008)[10]
  • Beautiful Ashes (2011)[10][11]

Singles[edit]

  • "Take Me Away" (2004)
  • "Hold Me" (2004)
  • "Locked Away" (2006)
  • "Escape" (2006)
  • "Remedy" (2006)
  • "Silent Screams" (2008)
  • "Crashing" (2009)
  • "Beautiful Ashes" (2011)
  • "Fail Safe" (2011)
  • "Cliché" (2012)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kentucky Births, 1911 - 1999". Familytreelegends.com. 1979-03-01. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ "EOWYN :: Silent Screams | All Access Rock Music Magazine". Allaccessmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Eowyn – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". Last.fm. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  4. ^ "The death of a friend van Eowyn op Myspace". Myspace.com. 2006-08-14. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Eowyn Feature Interview". Awoe Magazine. 2000-11-27. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Eowyn | Eowyn Music | About". Eowyn Music. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Eowyn | Silent Screams". CD Baby. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  8. ^ "October 20, 2012 Christian Rock National Airplay chart (as compiled by Billboard magazine)". Bdsradio. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "ASCAP - You Saw Me". Retrieved December 28, 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ a b c d "Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Eowyn | Eowyn Music | Store". Eowyn Music. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  12. ^ Gibson, Paul. "This Week’s Guest: Eowyn". The Christian Rock 20. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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