Crystal will also be on Opry Country Classics on October 17, 2013 from the Ryman Auditorium. Show starts at 7:00 pm.
For Opry information and ticket details, please visit: http://www.opry.com/artists/g/Gayle_Crystal.html
to listen online: www.wsmonline.com
||Crystal Gayle Duets With Sherry Lynn on "Beautiful Life". Availale now!
New Jersey country songbird Sherry Lynn has joined voices with the incomparable Crystal Gayle in one of the most memorable musical pairings of the year. The duo’s recording of “Beautiful Life”—co-written by Danny Wells, Sarah Lenore and Jose Luis Pagan—will be sent to radio at the end of May.
The single, “Beautiful Life” was co-produced by Ted Hewitt (of Rodney Atkins fame) and Chris Gatzimos (Gayle’s son) for the album,A Beautiful Life, which is set for release in June. Lynn and Gayle became singing partners in an unusually roundabout way. As a child growing up in Clayton, New Jersey, Lynn was obsessed by the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, the award-winning chronicle of the life of Loretta Lynn, Gayle’s older sister. “I watched the video of that movie so many times I think I broke the tape,” Lynn recalls.
Her fascination with the country legend prompted Lynn to become a singer herself, and before long she was opening local shows for the likes of Gene Watson, Sammy Kershaw, B. J. Thomas—and then one evening, for Crystal Gayle. “Crystal is the most amazing person I’ve ever met,” Lynn enthuses. “After the show, she and her husband stuck around, and we talked and took pictures. She was so down-to-earth, so real. They had TV monitors in the green room, and she sat and actually watched my performance.” The two singers have kept in touch ever since.
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UNSUNG HERO: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF RON DAVIES
|Crystal Gayle Records Song For UNSUNG HERO: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF RON DAVIES
Prolific songwriter and musician Ron Davies wrote over 600 songs in his lifetime and has been called the quintessential poet and the songwriters writer by his peers. One of his best known compositions is the 1970 hit song It Aint Easy, recorded by David Bowie, Three Dog Night, Long John Baldry and more recently, Jack Whites Raconteurs. Produced and arranged by Gail Davies, this soon to be released tribute album contains 22 heartfelt recordings of Ron Davies finest compositions performed by some of his favorite artists, including: Alison Krauss, John Anderson, Dolly Parton, Jim Lauderdale, John Prine, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and a host of others. All proceeds from the album will be donated to The W.O. Smith Music School. Unsung Hero: A Tribute To The Music of Ron Davies is set to be released on March 25, 2013.
Along with the aforementioned acclaimed country artists, the tribute also includes contributions from Delbert McClinton, Shelby Lynne, Jimmy Hall, Bonnie Bramlett, Jonell Mosser, and jazz legend Benny Golson. Gail Davies hand picked the songs that she felt were right for each artist, John Prine even remarked that he felt the song he performed had been written just for him.
Unsung Heros stand out tracks are Crystal Gayles rendition of True Lovers and Friends with the talented Benny Golson providing the saxophone solo and Good Love After Badrecorded by Alison Krauss accompanied by Ron Davies nephew Chris Scruggs on the George Harrison-esque slide guitar. Other A-list musicians included on the album are Pat Bergeson, Andy Reiss from the Time Jumpers, Richard Bennett from Mark Knopfler's band, Chris Nole on piano, Bob Mummert on drums and Rob Price from Crystal Gayle's band on bass guitar.
CRYSTAL GAYLE will also be among those performing at the album release concert at Nashvilles 3rd & Lindsley on March 29.
The production for Unsung Hero began in October of 2004, but due to personal upheavals and financial restraints, the album has been in process for nearly a decade. The project started gaining traction in 2012 when the Nashville music community started to assist. Nashville has one of the most generous music communities in the world. Gail Davies states, Give people a cause to support and they will rally around it like ribbons around a maypole. While most of the tracks were recorded at Curb Studios, GRAMMY award-winning country artist Crystal Gayle offered the use of her recording studio, Audio 51, which was used for overdubs and finishing touches.
Gail Davies has partnered with The W.O. Smith Music School and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the album will directly benefit the school, providing instruments and music lessons to underprivileged children. All children, regardless of their family's income, should have access to a music program. Davies says, Having grown up disadvantaged, I know how important music was to my brothers and me and I hope this tribute will be an encouragement to some of our future musicians.
Ron Davies passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 57 in October of 2003. He is best known for having written "It Ain't Easy" for David Bowies album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Long Hard Climb for Helen Reddy and Maria Muldaur. He also penned Dark Eyed Gal for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Good Old Song for Dobie Gray and Steal Across The Border for the GRAMMY nominated Joan Baez album Play Me Backwards. Ron Davies' songs have been recorded by a host of iconic artists including Three Dog Night, Dave Edmunds, Anne Murray, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Long John Baldry, Glenn Yarbrough, Joe Cocker, Mitch Ryder and Steppenwolfs John Kay, to name just a few.
Gail Davies is credited as being one of country musics most influential artists and for becoming the genres first female record producer. Encouraged by her older brother, Ron Davies, Gail Davies began writing songs and became a country star in her own right. She was nominated for an Americana Award in 2002 for her production work on Caught In The Webb, a tribute to the late Webb Pierce.
W.O. Smith founded The W.O. Smith School of Music in 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in 1917 to a low-income family, Smith used his passion for music to change his life for the better. He became a noted jazz bassist playing with the great jazz players of his day, including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He then went on to earn a PhD, become a professor of music at Tennessee State University and a member of the Nashville Symphony. He had a dream that by offering guidance and musical instruction to low-income families that these children could change their lives also. The W.O. Smith School of Music has introduced thousands of interested and deserving children to the world of music.
||Crystal's Band Leader Jay Patten Covers Saxophone Journal
Jay Patten shares the cover of Saxophone Journal for Nov / Dec 2012.
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Magic / Songbird magnets
|New Crystal Gayle Iconic Album Cover Magnets
For a limited time we are offering two iconic Crystal Gayle album covers as magnets. Each magnet measures 2" x 2".
We Must Believe in Magic was the first album by a Female in Country music to be certified Platinum for sells over 1,000, 000 copies. We Must Believe In Magic's first single was the world wide smash Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.
Cage the Songbird is a clear fan favorite album cover. The album produced such hits as The Sounds of Goodbye, Turning Away, I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love and Me Against The Night.
Both magnets are now in our online STORE.
Jay Christian's Hollywood Celebrity Recipes
|Crystal Gayle Shares Recipe In New Celebrity Cookbook
Hollywood Celebrity Recipes is a fun, easy-to-follow cookbook, loaded with a wonderful variety of delicious dishes from all the greatest Hollywood legends.
Perfect for all Hollywood aficionados, movie and television buffs, and even music fans! Hollywood icons galore are in this book with full page, full-color photos of 54 of your favorite celebrities. With Appetizers, Sauces, Sides, Salads, Soups, Main Dishes and Desserts, you'll never get bored and you'll be pleased with how well these recipes turn out. Surprise someone close to you, by making a scrumptious meal from the recipes,that your favorite stars make in their own kitchens! Some of the main dishes are:
Chicken & Dumplings, Shrimp Santa Fe, Heavenly Eggplant, Risotto with Asparagus, Pork Chops Italiano, Chicken Enchiladas, Picadillo, Gourmet Lamb Stew, Stuffed Cabbage, Seafood Fettuccini, Pasta E Fazul Con Verdure, Coconut Shrimp, Pevronatta, Chicken and Mushrooms Mediterranean Style, etc. Accent that with a choice of salads, such as: Fresh Garden Salad, Potato Salad, Corn Salad or Caesar Salad. But don't forget to leave room to indulge in simple, yet elegant desserts like: Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Pie, Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Lemon Ice Cream Pie!
The celebrities appearing in this cookbook are: Bob Barker, Beau Bridges, Dick Clark, Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Jeremy Irons, Jacklyn Zeman, Lynda Carter, Angie Dickinson, Mary Hart, Jerry Lee Lewis, Doris Roberts, Dee Wallace, Vanna White, Cindy Williams, Anne Archer, Ernest Borgnine, Maria Canals-Barrera, Dyan Cannon, Phyllis Diller, Bob Dylan, Elvira, Lou Ferrigno, Monty Hall, David Hasselhoff, James Earl Jones, Jay Leno, Shirley MacLaine, Donny Osmond, Cassandra Peterson, Michelle Phillips, Debbie Reynolds, Marion Ross, Tiffany Thornton, Randy Travis, Dick Van Patten, Loni Anderson, Barbara Eden, Cheryl Ladd, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Mathis, Dolly Parton, Willard Scott, Andy Williams. And special tribute to those who have passed — Bob Hope, Michael Landon, Janet Leigh, Carroll O' Connor, Vincent Price, Lynn Redgrave, Dale Evans Rogers, Roy Rogers & Red Skelton
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||Blue Jay Patten Releases New CD - Dedicates Project To Crystal Gayle
Blue Jay Patten's new CD, "CRYSTAL NIGHTS" is a mix of Jays smooth groove saxophone instrumentals ("Bussin To Memphis", "Crystal Nights"). Original vocal tunes("True &Tried", "Finally") and new versions of four classic songs including Hank Williams "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love".
Jay dedicates this music to his friend Crystal Gayle. The first track is a mysterious version of one of Crystal's hits, "Ready For The Times To Get Better". Jay plays alto saxophone on the tune with guitarist Andy Reiss and a last chorus vocal appearance by Christos.
Jay sings a fifties style ballad ("I Don't Have The Heart To Say Goodbye") that he co-wrote with legendary songwriter, Roger Cook. Also, "And Sinatra Sang Our Song", which sounds like a classic love standard.
On this project Jay plays alto, soprano and tenor saxophones as well as mandolin, guitar and native American flute. Jay added a bonus track, a happy version of "Memories Are Made Of This". The duet with Crystal Gayle that was recorded a few years back. "Memories Are Made Of This" is a perfect closer for a cd you'll want to listen to over and over.
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Click on the link http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=2248 for a great review of Jay's new CD "Crystal Nights".
||CIVIL WAR SONGS AND STORIES DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON NPT
Great musical performances by some of Nashville’s most talented artists are blended with incredible and emotional stories, offering television viewers a unique perspective of the Civil War in a documentary that premiers Wednesday night, May 18th, on Nashville Public Television (NPT).
Civil War Songs and Stories is scheduled for broadcast at 7 p.m. on both May 18 and 27. The program is produced by the award-winning multimedia team at the Renaissance Center, in Dickson, which has partnered with NPT to develop a series of documentaries marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This one-hour special highlights the stories behind the songs and the emotional impact music had on soldiers and families before, during and after the conflict. Actor David Keith, a native Tennessean, narrates the documentary.
From pride and patriotism to death and defeat, the documentary describes how music was as much a part of Army life as a musket. The narrative explains how both sides were accompanied by professional regimental brass bands mustered to preserve morale. The music inspired soldiers and consoled them. It brought memories from home and gave hope to what would soon seem to be hopeless circumstances.
The program features modern interpretive performances by such artists as the legendary Crystal Gayle and American Idol sensation Bo Bice, Country Music Star William Lee Golden, of the Oak Ridge Boys, and Jimmy Fortune, of the Statler Brothers, bring elements from two of the most famous quartets in history for a unique musical event with the singing of "Dixie" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." They are joined by bass singer, Tim Duncan, Chris Golden (William Lee's son) and Jimmy Fulbright. Other artists include Irish Folk Singer Maura O’Connell, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Jason Ringenberg (of Jason and the Scorchers and Farmer Jason) Don and Katie King, Les Kerr and the Bayou Band, Elizabeth Foster, and the Princely Players.
"Fundamental to understanding the Civil War era are its many musical legacies, whether the plaintive singing of slaves on the Memphis wharfs, the brass bands of the soldiers, the rousing tunes sung in family parlors or the uplifting voices of promise," said Dr. Carroll Van West, director of MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. "Civil War Songs and Stories captures those sounds and memories from the Civil War era."
Sharing their expertise in the documentary are Dr. Reavis Mitchell, dean of humanities and behavioral social sciences at Fisk University, Dr. Dale Cockrell, director of the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, author of more than 70 books or articles, and also professor of musicology at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Crystal DeGregory, an historian with degrees from both Fisk and Vanderbilt University.
For more information on the documentary, please visit www.wnpt.net. For more information on Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial events, please visit tncivilwar150.com.
|CRYSTAL GAYLE HELPS TO HONOR LORETTA LYNN. - From CMT.COM
CRYSTAL GAYLE HELPS HONOR BIG SIS, LORETTA LYNN -
On her green-pastured ranch about 75 miles west of Nashville in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., country music icon Loretta Lynn sat smiling in front of nearly 100 journalists, music industry peers and family members gathered inside her 18,000-square-foot Coal Miner's Daughter Museum.
The Country Music Hall of Fame member greeted the visitors Friday evening (Sept. 24) during an event celebrating her 50 years in the country music industry. Charting her first hit single, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," in 1960, she broke ground for female singer-songwriters with a string of unforgettable material, including "The Pill," "You Ain't Woman Enough," "Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)," "Rated X," "One's on the Way" and numerous others.
The story of her life and the evidence of her legacy are literally written on the walls of her museum. Surrounding her are the accolades, the costumes, the memories of a life that began humbly as a coal miner's daughter in 1934, in a one-room cabin in Butcher Holler, Ky. A replica of that very cabin is located inside the museum.
"I think staying grounded, you just don't forget where you come from," she told reporters during a press conference. "All I do is just close my eyes and I know where I'm from. I go back to that little one room cabin where I lived till I was 11 years old."
All of the carefully-placed artifacts document her journey -- from her meek beginnings to her eventual rise to fame as a country music superstar. Nearly every piece is marked by a personally-handwritten note. Among the memorabilia are the turquoise, knee-length dress she wore when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 1960 and a rose-accented gown featuring sequins glued on by her late husband, Mooney "Doo" Lynn.
Recalling her early performances at the Opry, she told reporters her husband spent much of his time at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge -- a bar across the alley from the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.
"When I first started singing, we'd come back to Tootsie's," she said. "My husband, he stayed at Tootsie's while I sang at the Grand Ole Opry. When we'd get a break, I'd go over there with him. Of course, I'd have a Coke while he was drinking whatever he was drinkin'. God only knows what all it was." Laughing, she added, "Tootsie's was a good place to hang out back in them days."
A multicolored floral skirt Lynn's father bought for her 16th birthday, along with several aprons made by her mother, are also part of the large exhibit. A red nightgown given to her by her best friend, Patsy Cline, is there, too. Nearby are remnants left from the plane crash that tragically ended Cline's life in 1963. The museum's walls are lined with artifacts from her film biography, Coal Miner's Daughter, and photos of Lynn with famous actors, musical icons and U.S. presidents. And then there are the numerous awards and plaques.
"I look at these awards like they're somebody else's," she said.
Quick to shine the spotlight on others during the celebration, Lynn invited her sister, singer Crystal Gayle, to the small stage. Lynn explained that the first time she ever heard her sister sing was when their mother sent her a tape in the mail.
"Crystal was singing," Lynn described, "and all of a sudden, she cut loose, 'Put the boooooottle on the table, let it stay there until I'm able.' She was about four or five years old when that happened."
"And I still scream 'em out there," Gayle laughed.
As the two relived personal childhood memories, the entire room grew silent as though listening to the two share family secrets. Gayle reminisced about singing her sister's songs until the day Lynn told her she needed to stop if she wanted to build her own career.
"We have one Loretta Lynn," Gayle remembered her sister saying. "We don't need another."
"And she knew," Gayle said. "She knew that the only way I was going to succeed was if I had my own path."
Lynn also talked about writing Gayle's first single, "I've Cried (The Blues Right Out of My Eyes)," and how it took her longer to write it than it did for her sister to learn it. She also shared the familiar story about coming up with her sister's stage name after seeing a Krystal hamburger restaurant on the side of the road.
"So, I looked over at her and said, 'Your name's Crystal Gayle,'" Lynn recalled. "She hollered a little bit, but she finally went with it. And now she's proud of it."
"That's right," Gayle agreed.
Others shared their personal stories about Lynn during the gathering.
"I heard a quote that Muhammad Ali made one time that reminded me of her," Marty Stuart said. "He said he was flying down in an airplane about to land, and he pointed out to the person next to him and said, 'You see all those houses down there? I might be welcome at every door.' And that's the way I feel about Loretta Lynn. It don't matter where she went on this planet. She'd be a welcomed guest."
Lynn, who was now seated at the front table near the small stage, listened graciously as others took turns presenting her with gifts, plaques and kind words. Seated next to her and Gayle were their sisters Peggy Sue, Betty Ruth and brother Herman and several of Lynn's children and grandchildren.
John Carter Cash, Johnny and June Carter Cash's only child, acknowledged that he's still in awe of Lynn.
"My upbringing, I got to see some stars," he said. "I got to see some important figures in country music. Not all of them shine so bright when you get real close. And I've had the opportunity to become close with Loretta, and let me tell you, it's just as real on the inside as it is on the outside. Ain't nobody like you."
A song that perhaps most brings to life this honesty and realness of her spirit can be found in the lines of "Coal Miner's Daughter," a song painting Lynn's life in her own words. The autobiographical tune boasts lyrics, "Well, I was born a coal miner's daughter/In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler/We were poor, but we had love/That's one thing my daddy made sure of/He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar."
"I just thought it was another song of people talking about their life," Lynn insisted. "I didn't think about it ever being anything. But, it was a smash and I'm proud. I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter."
|DAEIDA MAGAZINE honors CRYSTAL GAYLE with an entire issue devoted to her.
Summer is a season of romance and Daeida Magazine is honored to inaugurate the hottest time of year with one the hottest stars in contemporary country & pop music: CRYSTAL GAYLE. Selected by readers as our official 2010 “Woman of the Year,” Daeida Magazine is dedicating the entire June 2010 edition to the career and legacy of the lady with long hair and even longer list of hit records around the world. The Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum selling singer of 18 signature number one hits including “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” “When I Dream,” “Talkin’ In Your Sleep” and “Straight To The Heart” is the literary and visual subject in our most anticipated issue of the year: “The Romance of Crystal Gayle.”
Photographed exclusively by Gor Megaera and interviewed in-depth about the woman behind the star, Crystal Gayle reveals family stories, her thoughts on romance and the journey of an artist who continues to thrive as a popular recording artist and concert attraction for 40 years!
Filled with special tributes, 2 in-depth interviews including the “fan’s interview” encompassing questions sent in by readers, this collectible and beautiful edition celebrates the magic, beauty, intelligence, sincerity –and most of all; romance, of a true star and icon.
Premiering on news stands and online on Summer Solstice (June 21st), you can be sure that it’s going to be a long hot summer…with Crystal Gayle and Daeida Magazine.
Featuring exclusive tributes from BARBARA MANDRELL, TANYA TUCKER, ANITA COCHRAN, JUICE NEWTON, LYNN ANDERSON, PAM TILLIS, DONNA FARGO and JANIE FRICKE.
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think you'll find it worth the wait! The all-Crystal Gayle issue will be available all summer from June through September at the discounted price of $10 per issue plus shipping (news stand price). In addition, in our July, August and September issues you will find a special section devoted to Crystal Gayle featuring more pictures and special tributes to her. It's our way of keeping the "romance" of Crystal Gayle lasting all season. Each issue comes with a collectible bookmark and 1 promo postcard but if you pre-order your copy of Daeida between June 4th and June 21st, we will include a complimentary real lab-processed 8x10 photo of the cover image. The pre-order offer of the 8x10 real-lab processed photo is available ONLY for any and all online and phone orders before June 21st 2010. Postal orders post-marked no later than June 21st will also receive the 8x10.
With 2 exclusive in-depth interviews, rare vintage photos and gorgeous full page photos from her exclusive photo shoot with Gor Megaera, the "Romance of Crystal Gayle" is a literary and visual "cool breeze" for the long hot summer ahead, from Daeida Magazine.
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||Crystal Gayle interview in Country Weekly
Pick up the latest issue of Country Weekly.
Country Weekly sat down with Crystal at her Music Row office to talk about her recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, what fans can expect on a new CD and if Crystal still has an appetite for touring.
|Crystal Gayle and grandson Elijah on the cover of GRAND MAGAZINE.
Crystal shares the cover of GRAND magazine with Grandson, Elijah. Follow the link to GRAND's official site and take advantage of the special FREE two year subscription for Crystal's fans to celebrate her cover story.
|CRYSTAL GAYLE - Country Stars Central October 2009 cover story with Peggy Sue interview.
Country Stars Central is are proud to offer an in-depth interview with the incomparable Crystal Gayle on the exciting highlights and various topics from her storied career such as her recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, overseas trip to South Korea, items she can’t live without on the road, big sister Loretta Lynn and MUCH MORE!
Check out Crystal's full interview at http://www.countrystarscentral.com/crystalgaylechat.htm
Country Stars Central caught up with Peggy Sue for an exclusive interview. Follow this link for Peggy's full interview.
Crystal Gayle, Steve Wairner, Kira Florita, Pat Collins, John Conlee, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Jim Foglesong, Allen Reynolds, Martina McBride, Cowboy Jack Clement, John McBride & Garth Fundis
|Crystal Gayle honors legendary Producer Allen Reynolds
Allen Reynolds, Garth Brooks and Jim Foglesong were honored with the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award during an all-star musical tribute in Nashville, TN.
Garth Brooks cried, but he wasn’t the only man in the room who shed tears.
Garth claimed Leadership Music’s sixth annual Dale Franklin Award, given for outstanding leadership in Nashville’s music community, during a five-hour dinner Sunday at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel. But he was hardly the only honoree; he shared the evening with producer Allen Reynolds and Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Foglesong, who signed Garth to his first recording contract during his tenure at Capitol Records.
The word "integrity" found its way into numerous speeches and bundles of video tributes as guest after guest paid homage to the honesty of the honorees and their commitment to their music. The lineup was strong: Steve Wariner threw a scatted guitar solo into "Longneck Bottle," the neo-swing hit he wrote and sang on with Garth; while Martina McBride was perfectly suited to cover the drama of "The Thunder Rolls."
Crystal Gayle delivered the hypnotic melancholy of "Ready For The Times To Get Better," a 1978 hit Allen wrote and produced, and Hal Ketchum turned "Five O’Clock World" — a song Allen wrote when he was managing a Memphis bank in the 1960s — into a gorgeously understated ballad. The ever-unpredictable songwriter-engineer-producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement, age 78, read a lengthy speech, shuffled the paper, then started again from the top before singing Allen’s "Dreaming My Dreams" while two people stood behind him in case he should lose his balance.
Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee, signed to ABC/Dot when Jim Foglesong presided over that label in the mid 1970s, earned a boisterous standing ovation for his commanding read of "Rose Colored Glasses." Kathy Mattea sang "I Believe In You," a 1980 single by another of Jim’s signees, Don Williams. And Lee Greenwood, also signed by Jim, chipped in a smoky version of his first hit, "It Turns Me Inside Out."
It was 20 years ago that Garth, under the guidance of Allen and Jim, began the ride that catapulted him to superstardom, and it was that commonality that brought them together as award winners. They all made a point of deflecting some of the attention, thanking the songwriters, musicians, artists and managers who played a role in their careers. Garth specifically introduced the seven session players and three backing vocalists who contributed to his recordings, enumerating specific instances in which they bolstered his confidence as an artist or brought a signature lick to a song. He even brought up engineer Mark Miller, who had the task of assembling take after take of performances and helping to shape the sound.
"I really thought tonight was gonna suck," Garth confessed, "and this was really cool."
Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Barbara Mandrell, Charlie Daniels, blues musician Keb’ Mo’, Hall of Fame member Jo Walker-Meador, Dierks Bentley, Donna Fargo, Dickey Lee, Dolly Parton, the Oak Ridge Boys, Huey Lewis, Sawyer Brown's Mark Miller and "Gone Country" songwriter Bob McDill were among those who paid homage in person or via video. Mel Tillis and Bucky Covington were also spotted in the crowd.
In addition to enumerating their thanks, the Leadership Award winners took the opportunity to motivate the audience to take on its own share of mentoring. Jim, who’s taught music-business courses at Vanderbilt University since his retirement, cited academic studies and music-therapy programs that underscore the role music can play in improving math scores among students and in building character.
"The world needs music," he said. "We have a great responsibility as music leaders. This is something to be really proud of — to have a career in music."
Allen challenged the decision makers in the room to avoid the temptation to record songs simply because they had financial ties to the copyright.
"We can never afford to be lazy, or careless, or corrupt or greedy in the selection of songs," he said. "Songs are everything."
Garth finished the evening with four songs from the early part of his career — "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," "We Shall Be Free," "Friends In Low Places" and "The Dance" — then brought Jim and Allen back out for an acoustic read of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? track "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow."
That highlight was missed by those who left early, though the bulk of them at least saw Trisha Yearwood’s moving performance for her husband. Trisha sang a grippingly powerful version of "To Make You Feel My Love," backed only by Mark Casstevens’ acoustic guitar and Rob Hajacos’ fiddle, while Garth stood at attention in the center of the room.
"He’s cried more tonight?" she told the crowd.
"I love you," she told him, "and I’m very proud of you."
"The last nine years of my life," he said to her later, "have been the best nine years of my life. I love you."
Awards, sentiment, music, money and integrity. Those things don’t always come together at the same time among leaders in the music industry — or in many other professional sectors. But they were all there in spirit on Sunday night. Along with some tears.
||Crystal Gayle to appear on the Grand Ole Opry - August 21, 2009
Crystal Gayle will appear for the third time this year at the famous Grand Ole Opry. Crystal is scheduled to share the stage with Hal Ketchum, Oak Ridge Boys, Jean Shepard, Del McCoury and Mike Snider for the 7:00 pm show on August 21, 2009.
Visit www.opry.com for ticket information.
You will be able to listen to the show online at www.wsmonline.com and by radio at 650 AM WSM
||Crystal Gayle interview from www.standard.net
Crystal Gayle has come a long way from her tender years singing as a preschooler on the front porch in the coal country of Paintsville, Ky.
She's also come a long way from being known only as Loretta Lynn's baby sister.
Gayle, who became a pop country superstar in 1977 with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," has carved out a niche with a sophisticated style of balladry that is all her own.
"My mother said I could sing before I could walk," Gayle said, calling from her home in Nashville, Tenn. "Music is in our soul. It was just a part of everyday life in Kentucky. Even though I was about 4 when we moved out of there, I can clearly remember gathering on the front porch and entertaining ourselves. A lot of bluegrass and roots music comes from those Kentucky hills, after all -- Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, the Judds -- too many to count."
The singer plays a show in Layton on Wednesday.
"We love to get out to Utah," she added. "It is just so lovely. I don't think we've ever played that venue before, though."
Avoiding the shadow
Big sister Lynn was already a superstar when Gayle decided she also wanted to make music her living. Even as a teenager -- she started recording before she'd finished high school -- she realized she had to do things differently if she was to avoid her sibling's long shadow.
"My sister got my foot in the door, no doubt about that," she said. "But I knew I had to find someone who believed in me and my music, not just that I was Loretta's sister."
Gayle said her sister suggested looking for a different flavor from what had made Lynn a star.
"She said, 'We have one Loretta Lynn and we don't need another,' " Gayle laughed. "I knew all her songs, but she told me to quit singing them. She was smart on that, telling me I needed a different sound. It's what made it happen for me."
Her looks made her stand out as well, from both Lynn and other contemporaries. Gayle went for fairy-tale glamour in her colorful stage ensembles, and her luxurious ankle-length hair.
"I attribute the hair to my American Indian blood. I cut 9 to 12 inches off a year. I've no idea how long it would be if I never cut it. I once let it get long enough to drag about four inches on the ground." She laughed. "I just could not deal with that. But I've wondered how long it would be if I could just let it grow -- you see those pictures of women, mostly from the Orient, with their hair dragging like a cape."
Gayle's first No. 1 hit, "I'll Get Over You," had a fairly typical commercial country sound. But it was with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," a jazz-inflected torch song, that Gayle nailed her signature style.
"I have to laugh, because it seems like you put a sax on it, and it turns into jazz," she said. "And I know Nashville, in this day and age, wants to be known for music in general, not just for country. But there would be no Nashville without country. I don't think it would have been known for anything without it. Country music is great and acceptable, not something you want to hide in the closet. I found a style I love to do, but I consider it country, really. I would never turn my back on that. "
Gayle is working on a new album. Her most recent release, from about two years ago, is a collection of standards called "All My Tomorrows." She released a similar collection some years ago, focusing on Hoagy Carmichael songs.
"They are just songs any singer loves to sing -- it doesn't matter when they were written and when you were born," she said. "As for selecting, I mostly feature songs we've done over the years, so it was easy.
"I especially love 'Smile' by Charlie Chaplin. And just last week, I was reading that it was Michael Jackson's favorite song, and that his brother sang it at his memorial. It is such a sweet and poignant song."
Gayle is bound to pull out a few classics in Layton. She brings along some family -- sister Peggy Sue is also a singer -- as well as a band with sax and guitar, bass and drums.
Entertainment is the goal of the show, she said, in the same way she learned those many years ago on her parents' front porch.
"That's why people come to a concert -- to be entertained. I don't think they want to be preached to, and don't want politics. We're just there to have fun."
l WHO: Crystal Gayle
l WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday
l WHERE: Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton
l TICKETS: $34/orchestra pit seating, $24/reserved, $18/general admission, $16/seniors and children general admission, available from the Davis Arts Council, (801) 546-8575
||Summer letter from Crystal.
We've recently celebrated the graduations of both of my children. Many of you know Catherine and Christos in their pre-school days. They traveled with me as I toured.
Chris graduated cum laude from Belmont University with a double major in Accounting and Music Business Production.
He is writing songs and beginning his career in engineering and producing.
Catherine graduated summa cum laude from Nashville State Community College with a degree in photography.
(For pictures of Catherine and Christos' graduation, please click on the PHOTOS page and then to the the FAMILY & FRIENDS scrapbook.)
Last Saturday I performed in Bryant, Indiana which is close to Wabash, where I grew up. I was happy to see many friends and relatives at my shows. Afterwards Peggy Sue, Bill and I went to Wabash to spend time with family including Bill's mother, Catherine and my brother, Don. We had a great visit. We also had a chance to eat a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich, a Hoosier specialty.
I wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. Have a great time celebrating our great nation's birthday.
Crystal Gayle and Sandy Mason at the Bluebird Cafe.
|Crystal supports Songwriter and Friend, Sandy Mason
Standing Room Only Crowd Packed the Bluebird Café for the Sandy Mason Showcase.
Sandy Mason, award-winning singer/songwriter, worked her magic last night on an enthusiastic crowd at Nashville’s most beloved musical venues, the Bluebird Café. Sandy performed songs from her latest album, Out There And In Here as well as one of her best-loved hits, “Two Pina Coladas,” which reached #1 in 1998 for Garth Brooks.
The evening was topped off with a surprise performance by country legend and one of Sandy’s good friends, Crystal Gayle. A captivating audience listened as Crystal sang “When I Dream,” a song that was written by Sandy and was first recorded by Crystal in ‘78. “Sandy is such a wonderful friend,” said Crystal. “When I first heard this song, knowing Sandy, it was such a special song. I always say that she went into her heart when she wrote this.”
Much laughter and even moments of tears completed what Sandy called, “The best show in town!” “It’s always a pleasure to have those wonderful musicians with me…and the crowd was into it, feeling the songs with me.”
Much feedback was received after the show, including a couple traveling from Michigan to Florida. They pulled her aside to tell her they stopped into the Bluebird for the first time and to the couple’s delight, Sandy’s show was the best they had ever seen.
“I was happy before I walked in and now I’m even happier.” - Becky Hobbs, Gifted Singer/Songwriter and Honky Tonkin' Piano Player (penned hits for Alabama, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Conway Twitty, John Anderson, Glen Campbell, etc.)
“Sandy’s music is between The Beatles and George Gershwin.”
Roger Cook, Prolific songwriter (penned hits for Elton John, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Crystal Gayle, Brenda Lee, Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Frankie Valli, etc.)
“Sandy’s songs are so wonderful!”
Jay Patton, Crystal Gayle’s long time band director and master sax player (Musician on cuts for Dobie Gray, Crystal Gayle and John Conlee)
“I always loved Sandy’s songs and I absolutely love her ventriloquism work. She should be working with Pixar Pictures.”
Steve Popovich, Cleveland International Records
Please visit www.myspace.com/sandymasontheoret for more information and to purchase her latest album, go to CD Baby and Napster.
||Crystal Gayle to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - October 2, 2009
Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 2, 2009
Crystal Gayle will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And... it's open to the public!
Crystal will cement her place in Hollywood history. It's all about timing and patience and October 2, 2009 is the date that Crystal's star will be unveiled to Crystal, her family, her fans and the world.
In 2006, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the 2007 recipients of the Hollywood Star. The Hollywood Chamber Committee reviewed over 200 nominations to select 23 well deserved honorees.
Crystal had this to say in 2006 upon hearing the news of her upcoming Hollywood Star.
"It is a great honor to be selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with all the great stars that I grew up admiring. I was speechless when I first heard it. When I first went to California, I stayed in Hollywood. My first trip out of the hotel, I got to go and see [the Walk of Fame]. I know my sister [Loretta Lynn] has a star there, hopefully, we'll be pretty close together."
October 2, 2009 will also be declared CRYSTAL GAYLE DAY in Hollywood, CA. We hope as many of Crystal's fans and friends can line the street and support Crystal as possible.
Time of the ceremony and location will be announced at a later time.
Here is a complete list of the 2007 inductees into the Hollywood Walk of Fame -
- Motion pictures: Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jamie Foxx, John Goodman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Altman.
- Television: Barbara Walters, Erik Estrada, Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, Dick Wolff.
- Recording: Sean Combs, Mariah Carey, The Doors, Crystal Gayle, Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain.
- Live theater/performance: Sir Tim Rice, Lily Tomlin.
- Radio: Bingenheimer, Stu Nahan.
Congratulations once again Crystal - YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Cover girl, Crystal Gayle!
Daeida Magazine celebrates 1 year and the holiday season with Crystal Gayle in the 6 page exclusive interview "A Ballad for Memories, Blues for the Heart" in the upcoming holiday 2008-09 issue. Also known as "The Christmas Interview," Crystal Gayle (the legendary Grammy winning vocalist of pop and country music) shares memories of holidays' past, personal traditions and family stories in this very special, personal conversation with editor David Ybarra. The accompanying photos are from an exclusive photo shoot by Gor Megaera with Miss Gayle especially for this exciting and historic edition of Daeida Magazine. A total of 5 five full page images and a
breathtaking centerfold bring the entire reading and viewing experience to an astounding 11 pages, plus the dazzling cover image! Join in the celebration of the season, and share in our 1 year anniversary with the Holiday 2008-09 issue of Daeida Magazine featuring Crystal Gayle: A Ballad for Memoreis, Blues For The Heart.
This special collectors issue premieres online and on news stands on Saturday, December 6th, 2008.
Purchase your issue online at daeida.com or at any of the independent retailers who carry Daeida. New subscribers and recipients of this special holiday issue will receive a complimentary mini-poster when ordered on or before December 6th.
||NEW MESSAGE BOARD!
We're pleased to announce the launch of the NEW CRYSTAL GAYLE MESSAGE BOARD!
Not only will you be able to post your own reviews of concerts, talk about meeting Crystal or just make new friends, you will also be signed up to receive newsletters and the latest news sent directly to your email.
Go to GAYLE FORCE and then click on VISIT MESSAGE BOARD.
Once you're at the board, you will need to register. Even if you were a member of the old board, you will need to register for the new.
After registration, you will be sent an email to validate your membership. Once validated, you will be ready to post.
So, sit back and relax and enjoy the new message board!
Front of shirt
|NEW CRYSTAL GAYLE T-SHIRT - AVAILABLE IN THE STORE!
Hot off the press is a brand new black Crystal Gayle T-shirt with a beautiful photo of Crystal on the front and "Crystal Gayle On Tour on the back with Crystal's trademarked signature.
The shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and are available in sizes S,M,L,XL,XXL
BROWN EYES BLUE - TOTE BAG
|NEW 2008 MERCHANDISE HAS ARRIVED!
To start a new year, we've added some new gear!
Crystal has released a brand new beautiful COLOR 8x10 PHOTO.
Also new for 2008 is a Brown Eyes Blue TOTE BAG. One side has an image of Crystal's eyes one colored brown and the other blue. The reverse side is Crystal's signature.
Both NEW items can be viewed in our online Store.
Remember, FREE SHIPPING for all items shipped within the USA.
Webb Family Reunion 2007: Betty, Peggy Sue, Herman, Loretta, Don & Crystal
|Letter from Crystal
I hope you had a great summer. Mine was wonderful. President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, invited Bill and I to join them on a two week cruise in the Mediterranean with their family and friends. We visited several Greek islands and ports. We were honored to be included on such an extraordinary trip.
Along with doing concerts this summer, I went back to my two hometowns. The first was Wabash, Indiana, where I grew up. I sang several songs with my piano player, Dean Slocum, at a fundraising reception and dinner called "For the Love of Martha." Martha Jones, who was my high school English teacher, loved the arts and the Honeywell House. The proceeds from the event went to the Martha Jones Program Fund for the Honeywell House. It is now a beautiful bed and breakfast.
I recently got back from the Kentucky Apple Festival in Paintsville, Kentucky, where I was born. I was the Grand Marshall in the parade, and performed later that evening. I was surprised and pleased that my sister, Loretta Lynn, came to see my show and sing with me -- it was a first! She was also in town for the wedding of her friends, Lynn Turner. Our best wishes for the happy couple. The next day, Bill and I put together a reunion luncheon for our close family of about two hundred people! It had been way too long since our last reunion.
I wish you all the best.
*For a few more photos from the reunion, click over to PHOTOS - then to Webb Family Reunion 2007
CRYSTAL GAYLE - GREATEST HITS
|CRYSTAL GAYLE - GREATEST HITS track list and cover
CRYSTAL GAYLE: GREATEST HITS
1. I've Cried (The Blue Right Out Of My Eyes)
2. Wrong Road Again
3. Beyond You
4. Somebody Loves You
5. I'll Get Over You
6. River Road
7. You Never Miss A Real Good Thing
(Till He Says Goodbye)
8. I'll Do It All Over Again
9. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
10. Ready For The Times To Get Better
11. Talking In Your Sleep
12. Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For
13. When I Dream
14. Your Kisses Will
15. Your Old Cold Shoulder
16. Half The Way
17. It's Like We Never Said Goodbye
18. If You Ever Change Your Mind
19. Too Many Lovers
20. You Never Gave Up On Me
21. You And I (with Eddie Rabbitt)
22. 'Til I Gain Control Again
23. The Sound Of Goodbye
25. He Is Beautiful To Me
Crystal Gayle Ringtunes will also be released
1. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
2. Somebody Loves You
3. Talking In Your Sleep
Crystal "hits" in Times Square in NYC
|CRYSTAL RELEASES NEW HITS PACKAGE AUG. 28, 2007
Crystal Gayle will release a 25-track greatest-hits collection, covering her 30-year career, on August 28. The album will include "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," one of the 10 most often performed country songs of the 20th century, along with her 21 other Top 10 singles and 16 No. 1 hits. Three new Crystal Gayle ringtones will also debut on August 28.
Crystal, born Brenda Gail Webb in Paintsville, Ky., and raised in the small town of Wabash, Ind., recalls: "My mother said I could sing before I could walk. Music was a form of entertainment. People would sit on their porches and play their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and that's what we did to pass the time."
Crystal's sister, Loretta Lynn, not only helped negotiate her first record deal, she also wrote her first single and created her new name. "When I started recording, Brenda Lee was on the same label and they didn't want two Brendas," Crystal says, "so Loretta thought of Crystal. She saw it on that Southern hamburger chain, Krystal's, although she also said it was because I was bright and shiny. I didn't care what they called me if I was going to get to record. They could have called me John."
Crystal scored her first No. 1 In 1976 with "I'll Get Over You," written by Richard Leigh, who also wrote her signature hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." The song won her countless accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Performance, and also brought her widespread crossover attention when it rose to No. 1 on pop charts worldwide. Her album, We Must Believe in Magic, was the first by a female country artist to achieve platinum sales.
"A lot of people think I had 'Brown Eyes' right out of the box, and I don't know how I would have handled things if that had happened," Crystal says. "Having the songs build and then having a song like that was a great way for it to happen."
Crystal's duet with Eddie Rabbitt, "You And I," reinforced both artists' crossover appeal. "Eddie had already recorded the song with his vocals and asked me to do harmony on it. But when I heard it, I told him I could do a little more than harmony if he liked," she laughs. "And it turned into a duet. It is a really special song. I love singing it and I miss being able to sing it with Eddie," she says of the artist, who passed away in 1998.
"I don't really think about the success I have had," Crystal says of her career. "I enjoy singing, and having the success I have had has been the icing on the cake. It's opened so many doors. I have gotten to travel the world, I have met so many wonderful people and made so many friends, and I have been able to touch so many people with the songs."
Crystal's May 10th entry
|New Journal Entry from Crystal
Crystal has written a new journal entry. The journal entry will replace the "letters from Crystal" that have been posted in the News section in the past.
To view the Journal, simply click on ABOUT CRYSTAL at the top of the menu at the Home page.
Once you are at the ABOUT CRYSTAL page, towards the right you will see JOURNAL.
||KENTUCKY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2008 INDUCTEES
Renfro Valley, KY: The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum have announced the 2008 Inductees.
“This year’s class includes some of the most recognizable music artists in the world,” according to the Hall of Fame. “The ceremony in February 2008 will feature performances by this year’s class as well as some of this state’s greatest music achievers.”
The 2008 Inductee class represents several different genres of music. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is pleased to recognize such diversity in the heritage of Kentucky Music. The musicians who are named as 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Crystal Gayle: One of the most popular and widely recognized female country singers of her era, she supported her trademark hair with a supple voice, a flair for ballads, and a crossover-friendly country-pop style that netted the occasional mainstream hit. Gayle is from Paintsville, Kentucky.
Dwight Yoakam: With his “stripped down” approach to traditional honky tonk and Bakersfield country, he has remained one of the most respected and adventurous recording country artists in the industry and has been credited with returning country to its roots. Yoakam is from Pikeville, Kentucky
Florence Henderson: A multi-talented actress, talk show host, performer, producer recording artist, author, Broadway veteran, and philanthropist, has had an outstanding career on film, in television and on stage. Henderson is from Owensboro, Kentucky.
Norro Wilson: Famed record producer, singer, & songwriter. Wilson has penned songs such as “The Most Beautiful Girl” recorded by Charlie Rich, “The Grand Tour” for George Jones, and “Another Lonely Song” for Tammy Wynette and many others. Among the country greats for whom Wilson has produced records are Charley Pride, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, & Kenny Chesney. Wilson is from Scottsville, Kentucky.
Les McCann: A self-taught Jazz musician, McCann is best known for his work in the late 60’s and early 70’s with partner sax man Eddie Harris, who played Jazz festivals all over the world, including the Montréux Jazz Festival. McCann is from Lexington, Kentucky.
The 2008 Class is the fourth Class of Inductees for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame which was created in 2002 and holds an induction ceremony every two years. The 2008 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky on February 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale for the ceremony beginning May 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hall of Fame. For more information about the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum call 1-877-356-3263 or visit www.KYMusicHallofFame.com
2002 Class: Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Osborne Brothers, Everly Brothers, Merle Travis, Bradley Kincaid, Red Foley, Tom T. Hall, John Lair, Jean Ritchie, Grandpa Jones, & Rosemary Clooney.
2004 Class: Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, Billy Vaughn, Howard & Vestal Goodman, Coon Creek Girls, Jerry Chesnut, & Boots Randolph.
2006 Class: Sam Bush, John Conlee, Todd Duncan, Lionel Hampton, Naomi & Wynonna Judd, John Jacob Niles, Dottie Rambo, & Mary Travers.
Best Female Entertainer!
|Crystal Gayle named \"Best Female Entertainer\"
NASHVILLE, TN - The 2nd Annual American Entertainment Magazine Reader's Choice Awards named Crystal Gayle "Best Female Entertainer" as Gayle continues to tour the globe.
Gayle commented on the award: "I really appreciated being voted "Best Female Entertainer," and I'm pleased that my show is appreciated by talent buyers and promoters. I love performing, and we always have a great time with our audience and everyone we work with. I'm happy that my band, crew and staff are all professional, talented and nice; they help make touring east and fun"
American Entertainment Magazine is a publication exclusively devoted to corporate and private entertainment bookings, showcasing top industry talent to the most influential promoters and buyers worldwide. Visit www.americanentertainmentmagazine.com
||NEW LETTER FROM CRYSTAL!
Hi! Thanks for joining me on my website. I hope your new year has started well.
You probably know that my tour bus was stolen three weeks ago. If you haven't heard, it has been returned home. We are making a few minor repairs and soon it should be as good as new.
They found the bus in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Christopher Gay was arrested. I'm glad nobody got hurt. I do wish that Christopher had been able to see his mother. His sister, Leeann, told me that he was allowed to talk with his mother on the phone before she passed away last week.
I'm happy that I'll be returning to the United Kingdom and Ireland soon! I'll be performing there at the end of March through Easter weekend. I hope to visit with many of my British and Irish fans and friends.
I wish you my best,
||CRYSTAL RELEASES FIRST EVER LIVE CD w/ BONUS DVD
CRYSTAL has released her very first LIVE CD with a bonus DVD of the same show.
"Live! An Evening with Crystal Gayle" the new 2006 CD & DVD SET is Crystal's first live CD. Crystal performs some of her big hits such as "When I Dream", "Half the Way," and "Wrong Road Again" plus three tracks previously not available on any CD. An added bonus is the accompanying DVD; this allows you to view the concert for yourselves and offers an amazing 5.1 Surround Sound quality too, plus Bonus DVD material such as intervies and more! The DVD is a Region 1 Coded DVD playable on all US and Canadian DVD players as well as All Code DVD Players too. Brand new and factory sealed!
1. Everybody's Reaching out for Someone
2. Green Door
3. Half the Way
4. Wrong Road Again
5. Somebody Loves You
6. Why Have You Left the One
7. Talking in Your Sleep
8. You Don't Even Know My Name
9. Old Songs - Jay Patten
10. Coal Miner's Daughter - Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue Wright
11. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue Wright
12. Ready for the Times to Get Better
13. Midnight in the Desert
14. More Money - Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue Wright
15. Don't Come Home a Drinking (With Lovin' on Your Mind) - Peggy Sue Wright
16. That's What I Like About the South
17. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
18. I Saw the Light
19. Somebody Touched Me
20. I'll Fly Away
21. Jesus on the Mainline
22. When I Dream
Same selections are on DVD.
We'll have the CD/DVD in our online store very soon!
||CRYSTAL TO RECEIVE A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
CRYSTAL GAYLE will receive the highest honor Hollywood has to offer a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!!!
"It is a great honor to be selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with all the great stars that I grew up admiring."
Strange to think of anyone as young and vibrant as the artist in question as a "timeless classic" herself-but that indeed describes the course Crystal Gayle's career has taken. Before country was 'cool,' Crystal was 'class.'
Once a date has been set for Crystal's star unveiling, you'll be the first to know!
WAY TO GO CRYSTAL!!!