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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 January 1951Paintsville, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameBrenda Gail Webb
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born January 9, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky, Crystal Gayle moved with her family to Wabash, Indiana, when she was still quite young. Her music career was given a big boost by her older sister, country superstar Loretta Lynn. Loretta thought that Crystal's real name of Brenda Gail Webb was not quite "classy" enough, and after noticing a sign for the Krystal restaurant chain, she changed the "K" to a "C" and her sister became Crystal Gayle. She recorded her first hit song, "I've Cried the Blue (Right Out of My Eyes)", in 1970, which peaked at #23. In 1974 she signed with United Artists Records and producer Allen Reynolds. Over the next two years she released three albums and had several hit songs, including "This Is My Year for Mexico", "I'll Do It All Over Again", "Wrong Road Again" and "I'll Get Over You", her first #1. The next year, 1977, would prove to be a landmark year for her, with the release of her album "We Must Believe in Magic" and the worldwide smash hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", which--along with her almost floor-length hair--made her a household name.

She had many more hits throughout the rest of the 1970s, including "Talking in Your Sleep", "Ready for the Times to Get Better" and "Half the Way". She continued into the 1980s with such hits as "If You Ever Change Your Mind", "Too Many Lovers", "The Woman in Me", "Til I Gain Control Again" and "The Sound of Goodbye". In 1982 she recorded a duet with Eddie Rabbitt, the acclaimed "You and I", which has become one of the most popular wedding songs ever. In 1985 she teamed up with Gary Morris to record the love theme for the prime-time soap opera Dallas (1978), called "Makin' Up For Lost Time", which turned into yet another #1 hit. Her other 1980s hits included "A Long and Lasting Love", "Nobody Wants to Be Alone", "Straight to the Heart", "Cry" and "Nobody's Angel". In 1987 she guest-starred on the daytime soap opera Another World (1964) for a week. She teamed up again with Gary Morris and turned out the hit "Another World", which was also used as the new theme song for the soap opera. Her career took somewhat of a downturn in the late 1980s and she released her last major single, "Never Ending Song of Love", which peaked at #72, in 1990. Since then she has released several more acclaimed albums and many hit compilations.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Vassilios Gatzimos (3 June 1971 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Floor-length brown hair
Sparkling blue eyes

Trivia (17)

Country singer
First female country artist to have an album reach Platinum Status: "We Must Believe In Magic" (1977).
First country artist to tour China in 1979. First female country artist to hold her own television special.
Owns a store in Brentwood, Tennessee called "Crystal's", which specializes in beautiful gifts.
Has two children: Catherine Clare and Christos James.
CMA award winner for Top Female Vocalist in 1977 and 1978.
ACM award winner for Top Female Vocalist in 1976, 1978 and 1979.
Voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1983.
Related to singer Patty Loveless. Aunt of Patsy Lynn and Peggy Lynn.
When her 1980 song "If You Ever Change Your Mind" was Grammy-nominated in the Best Country Vocal Performance category, the singer found herself competing (same category) with Sissy Spacek who was nominated for title song from Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), the acclaimed biopic in which Spacek portrayed Gayle's real-life sister Loretta Lynn
Contributed vocal solos and duets with singer/songwriter/actor Tom Waits for the 1982 Francis Ford Coppola film One from the Heart (1981).
Was inducted into the Native American Hall of Fame in 2001. She is of Tsalagi (Cherokee) ancestry.
Was awarded the Cherokee Medal of Honor in Tahlequah, by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on February 2008.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1515 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on October 2, 2009.
Younger sister of Loretta Lynn.
She and her elder sister Loretta Lynn were the only siblings to each make guest appearances in The Muppet Show (1976).

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