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Crystal Gayle
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Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country and western singer. She is also the sister of singer Loretta Lynn.

Born Brenda Gail Webb in Paintsville, Kentucky, Gayle began performing and recording during the early 1970s.

Her fourth album, We Must Believe in Magic (released in 1977) brought her to a wide audience. Fuelled by the worldwide hit single Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, which reached number two on the US pop charts, the album became the first album by a female country and western artist to achieve platinum sales in the US. She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for this single.

She continued achieve success on the country charts, with such songs as Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For, and achieved several hits on the pop charts including Talking In Your Sleep, Half The Way and a duet with Eddie Rabbitt, You And I.

Gayle continues to record and perform, but has not achieved the same level of commercial success she enjoyed in the late 1970s.

In 1987, she guest-starred on the soap opera Another World and sang a duet with Gary Morris. From October 1987 until March 1996, her duet was the theme song for the serial.

External link

Opening sequence to Another World, with Crystal Gayle theme, from The World of Soap Themes. (It's a .ram file and streaming, so optimal play may be achieved only with computers equipped with DSL modems or higher).