On Sunday October 9th, the spotlight shines bright on Loretta Lynn’s little sister, Crystal Gayle,  now a mother and grandmother herself.  Join me at 11 am for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.  We get started at 9 am with the Country Classic Radio Show at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

Crystal Gayle was born Brenda Gail Webb on January 9, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky.  She was the youngest in the family of ten and the only one of eight children born in a hospital.  Gayle started her climb to country super stardom with the pop ballad, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” which crossed over to the pop start in 1977. (You can hear it in the video above.)

Gayle became one of the most successful country-pop crossover acts of the seventies and eighties.  She topped both charts with hits such as “Half the Way,” “Talking in your Sleep” and “Too Many Lovers.”  In 1982, she had her first number one duet, “You and I” which she recorded with the late Eddie Rabbitt.

One of my favorite hits came in 1983, “Our Love is on the Faultline” which scored a number one position on the country chart.

Gayle also ran a shop in Nashville, Tennessee devoted to fine jewelry and of course crystal.  The shop is now closed.

In total, Crystal Gayle scored sixteen number one hits.  Gayle is now 65 years old and still singing and touring around the world.




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