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almost three dozen hit records to her credit, Crystal has come a
long way from her roots in the Appalachian coal mining town of
Paintsville, Kentucky. The youngest of eight, Crystal was influenced
by a wide variety of music. She listened to folk, pop, rock
and roll, Broadway show tunes, gospel and country with equal
fascination. She sang along with Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee and Patsy
Cline on the radio. Later, the Beatles and Peter, Paul and Mary
exerted powerful creative influences. Crystalís older sister,
country star Loretta Lynn, also encouraged her. While growing up,
Crystal traveled and sang with Loretta for a few weeks each
While still in school Crystal signed her first recording contract.
Her debut single, "Iíve Cried (The
Blue Right Out of My Eyes)", was written by Loretta
and reached the Top 25 on the national country music charts. Three
more singles were released during the next three years and each
found a place on the charts.
Crystalís earliest albums began to reflect her unique creative
personality. Crystal Gayle, Somebody Loves You and Crystal
yielded a bumper crop of smash singles, including "Wrong
Road Again" (first top ten record), "Beyond
You", "Somebody Loves You", "Iíll Get Over
You" (first No. 1) and "Never
Miss A Real Good Thing". With her fourth album, We
Must Believe In Magic, Crystal became the first female country
artist to achieve platinum sales status. This album included the
international country and pop smash "Donít
It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". Her next album, also
platinum, When I Dream, contained the title song and "Talking
In Your Sleep", which was BMIís most played country
song in 1978. This impressive list grew with her fourth gold
album, Miss The Mississippi,These Days and Hollywood
Tennessee, which produced several hit singles. During this
period Crystal recorded the soundtrack for Francis Ford
Coppolaís acclaimed film, One From The Heart, with Tom
In 1982, Crystal recorded her first ever duet single, the
chart-topping "You and I"
with Eddie Rabbit. Her True Love LP produced hits such as "Baby
What About You", "Till I Gain Control Again",
and "Our Love Is On The Faultline".
Crystal continued her string of hit albums and also recorded a
popular Christmas collection, A Crystal Christmas, and a duet
album with Gary Morris, What If We Fall In Love, which
includes the hit singles "Makiní Up
For Lost Time" and "Another
World", the theme song from the hit TV soap opera.
Crystal guest starred on several episodes of Another World
where she was stalked by a ruthless killer.
Crystal has a shelf full of awards to go along with her
extraordinary run of hit singles and albums. Her first major award
was Most Promising Female Vocalist in 1976 from the Academy of
Country Music. This promise was realized when Crystal was named
Country Musicís Female Vocalist of the Year three times by the
Academy of Country Music, twice by the Country Music Association
and three times by the American Music Awards. Crystal won a Grammy
for her extra-ordinary performance of her world-wide hit
"Donít It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The American Music
Awards also recognized her artistry and beauty by naming her its
Favorite Female Country Video Artist.