Mylin – American Girl with a Great American Story

Sensational singer, songwriter Mylin is a great American story. Mylin’s fifth album, aptly titled American Girl, express her heartfelt story. The title track, “American Girl,” is Mylin’s autobiography, an uplifting, empowering anthem.

Born in the Philippines to a father in the U.S. Navy and a Filipino mother, Mylin’s father was pressured to return to the U.S. without she and her mother. Months later, the day Mylin’s 18 y/o father was to ship out, he got into a motorcycle accident. Badly injured in the hospital, he decided he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life without Mylin and her mother. They married in the Philippines. Baby Mylin and her mom were flown back to the U.S. in a C-130 military cargo plane, carrying the bodies of deceased U.S. soldiers. The trip took a week and a half. Mylin calls it “the 1st intervention of God” keeping her parents together.

Mylin accepted Christ at the tender age of 7 and later rededicated her life to the Lord at age 14, just before she was handpicked by Disney, out of tens of thousands of kids across the U.S., to star on the hit television show, and pop-star breeding ground, The Mickey Mouse Club (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera). After three years starring on the show (which was like the American Idol of today), Mylin was pursued by major U.S. and foreign labels.

At age 18, while living in New York, Mylin got involved with what she thought to be a church, which later proved to be a cult. Mylin’s parents (who live in FL) drove up to New York to rescue her from that ordeal and brought her home. It was during this time that Mylin grew in her understanding of salvation by grace, after which her burden lifted.

Mylin was sworn in as a U.S. citizen and signed her first record deal with Avex, Inc., one of Japan’s major labels. Mylin spent the next four years touring Japan and Southeast Asia, releasing four albums, including a Greatest Hits recording. She sold over 80,000 albums, and was included on over 50 compilation albums, selling over 1 million copies. She topped many international charts, sharing chart space with everyone from Alanis Morissette, Mariah Carey, U2, Sheryl Crow, and Madonna, to Janet Jackson, Linkin Park, and Destiny’s Child. Whether she’s putting smiles on faces across Japan and Korea, or singing the national anthem at Major League Baseball and NBA games, Mylin’s velvety vocals stir hearts and ignite the passion of patriotism.

As the woman within and artist matured, Mylin who plays the guitar and piano, decided she wanted to put pen to paper and take time to express her story, on her terms. Purposing not to compare herself with others, Mylin, finding her security in the Lord, fearlessly began writing songs.

Mylin’s trust and willingness to follow God has greatly paid off as she’s blossomed into a great entertainer. Her shows have included the Celebrity Theater in Las Vegas, the Key Club at Morongo Casino, Crossroads at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, a show with Beth Hart at Hollywood’s The Knitting Factory, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and joining Nick Lachey for some shows on his tour, including a 10,000 seat amphitheatre in Georgia and New York City’s Nokia Theatre in Times Square.

Due to Mylin’s story and the patriotic nature of the title track, and most popular song on her album, “American Girl,” she also played a recent show with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at the Galaxy Theatre in Orange County, California, and has played six shows at military bases over the last eight months. Mylin has many fans throughout the million-strong U.S. military, who reach out to her from bases around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mylin says performing at the military bases is both “heart-warming and heart-breaking” considering the very young married men and their families separated by extensive tours of military duty. Mylin always honors and supports our troops, telling them: “I’m grateful for your sacrifice.” Mylin used 3 female Marines from Camp Pendleton (all of whom have been to Iraq) in her American Girl music video. Mylin patriotically says, “We at this time as a nation need to be united.”

Mylin’s musical platform has enabled her to encourage many military soldiers and families, young girls, and people who write her daily. Mylin lovingly encourages young ladies, “You don’t have to dress or be a certain way to impress people. Being secure in Christ is enough.”

No stranger to life’s difficulties and pain, Mylin wisely says: “Life is not perfect, nor free from challenges. Tough and challenging times often are our best moments as God works it out, brings you through, and forms character in you.” Mylin purposefully transcends pain to locate God’s plan. She says, “God’s will is not always 100% what we want, but as we pray and obediently accept it, we can be at peace and content. It’s about following Him and living as Christ would want us to.”

“People have to feel it,” she says. “They have to know you believe what you’re saying. That’s when there’s a connection with the audience.” Mylin has a deep connection with her Creator, which causes her to be congruent in herself and authentic as a performer. Mylin says, “I’d go crazy in the entertainment industry without Jesus.”

Mylin unashamedly acknowledges her faith in Jesus as being most important, which enables her to be who she is and where she is in her career. Her husband and family, along with her local church, provide for Mylin the necessary encouragement and accountability she needs to stay straight spiritually and stable in the music industry.

Mylin is a world-class live performer with eternity beating in her heart as she pours all of her energy and emotion into every show. Realizing life is short, that we’re “here today and gone tomorrow” (as told in her song Mist), Mylin is making a difference through her music and reconnecting our country to its Creator.