Crystal Gayle Biography
Crystal Gayle is an American country music artist best known for her 1977 country-pop crossover hit song, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, Gayle has been leading a successful singing career since 1970. Gayle began her career in the 1960s performing in the background of her sibling’s bands, most notably Loretta Lynn. It was Lynn who helped her sister sign a recording contract with Decca Records in 1970 where she enjoyed minor success. She was born as Brenda Gail Webb.
Crystal Gayle Age
He was born on 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, United States. He is 68 years old as of 2019.
Crystal Gayle Husband
He got married to Bill Gatzimos in 1971.
Crystal Gayle Children
She has two children together with his husband Bill, Catherine Clare and Christos James.
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Crystal Gayle Net Worth
Crystal Gayle is an American country music performer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars.
Crystal Gayle Baby Crossover
Believing Gayle was poised for a larger breakthrough, Reynolds encouraged her to record the jazz-flavored ballad, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. The song became the most successful of Gayle’s career, spending four weeks atop the country chart. The song reached Number 1 on the Cashbox Top 100 Singles pop chart, became her biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 2), peaked at No. 4 AC and gained considerable airplay worldwide. Gayle earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the song also earned a Grammy as Country Song of the Year for its writer, Richard Leigh.
The song helped her album, We Must Believe in Magic, become the first by a female country artist to be certified platinum. She toured worldwide, including Britain with Kenny Rogers and China with Bob Hope, where she became the first person to record a performance on the Great Wall of China.
After the success of “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, Gayle and her record producers leaned more toward crossover music with each new release. For the next ten years, she would have her greatest success. Gayle was awarded “Female Vocalist of the Year” for two years by the Country Music Association Awards(1977 and 1978) and for three years by the Academy of Country Music (1976–1977 and 1979).
Gayle released a new recording of a previously recorded album track from her album Crystal as her follow up single to “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. Although the single, “Ready for the Times to Get Better”, became her fourth number-one Country hit, it failed to reach the Pop Top 40 (number 52). Gayle’s next album, When I Dream, yielded three Top 3 Country hits – the No. 1 songs “Talking in Your Sleep” and “Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For” as well as the number 3 title track.
“Talking In Your Sleep” returned Gayle to the pop Top 20 (number 18). Gayle left United Artists for Columbia Records in 1979 for her next album, Miss the Mississippi. She returned again to the pop Top 20 with that album’s first single, “Half the Way” (number 15 pop, number 2 country, number 9 adult contemporary) which became her last solo Top-20 pop hit. Gayle also appeared in the second episode of the fourth season of The Muppet Show.
Crystal Gayle Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
- Top New Female Vocalist (1975)
- Top Female Vocalist (1976)
- Top Female Vocalist (1977)
- Top Female Vocalist (1979)
- Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award (2016)
American Eagle Awards (NAMM)
- Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
American Entertainment Magazine
- Best Female Entertainer (2007)
American Music Awards
- Favorite Female Country Artist (1979)
- Favorite Female Country Artist (1980)
- Favorite Female Country Artist (1986)
- Favorite Female Video Artist (1986)
Crystal Gayle Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For Lyrics
Has she heard, like me, that slamming the door?
Did you leave for good or just get bored?
Why have you left the one you left me for?
Did you want?
Or has time
Changed your mind?
Has your dream
Has love gone crazy?
And what brings
You here tonight?