Gayle began her career in the s performing in the background of her siblings' bands, most notably Loretta Lynn. It was Lynn who helped her sister sign a recording contract with Decca Records in where she enjoyed minor success. Encouraged by Lynn to develop her own musical identity, Gayle signed Unequivocal - Origin - Unparalleled Universe new recording contract with United Artists Records in A collaboration with producer Allen Reynolds brought forth major success by shifting her music towards a country pop style.
In" Wrong Road Again " became Gayle's Crystal Gayle - These Days major hit. The song topped the Billboard country chart, crossed over to the Crystal Gayle - These Days five of the Billboard Hotand became a major international hit.
Gayle continued having major country pop success from the late s and through late s. In the mid s she and Gary Morris recorded the theme song for Another World and would appear in several of the show's episodes. Throughout the s Gayle shifted artistic directions by recording various genres of music.
This included an album of inspirational music entitled Someday and an album of standards called Crystal Gayle Sings the Heart and Soul of Hoagy Carmichael During the decade Crystal Gayle - These Days also owned and operated a fine arts shop called "Crystal's Fine Gifts and Jewelry". Her last studio album appeared in and Gayle has since continued to tour throughout the world.
Gayle has won one Grammy Award and has been nominated for several others since the s. Rolling Stone ranked her among the greatest country artists of all time and CMT ranked her within their list of the 40 greatest women of country music. Webb was a coal miner and subsistence farmer. Webb's family moved north to Wabash, Indianawhen she was four.
Four years later, her father died of black lung disease. Though a shy child, Brenda would sing along with country and pop songs on the radio, and she was encouraged by her mother to sing for visitors to their house.
Inspired by the success of her sister Loretta Lynnshe learned to play the guitar and sing backup in her brothers' folk band. While still in high school, she began to tour with her sister for a few weeks each summer. However, since there was already a singer named Brenda Lee with Decca Records, she was asked to change her first name. Loretta Lynn suggested the name "Crystal" after seeing a Crystal Gayle - These Days for the Krystal hamburger restaurant chain. Brenda Gail Webb thus became Crystal Gayle.
Written by Loretta Lynnit was performed in a style similar to that of her sister. Decca asked for Crystal Gayle - These Days records like Lynn's, who wrote more of her early singles. This approach failed to establish Gayle, despite Adagio G-Moll / G Minor - Various - Vienna Master Series - Meditation Vol.
1 appearances on Blake Emmons 's television show The Country Place. Frustrated, she left Decca and signed with United Artists where she teamed with the producer Allen Reynoldswho offered her the creative freedom she wanted and helped her develop her own style and phrasing.
Her first single, "Restless," cracked the country top 40, but was subsequently pulled out of circulation because of similarities to the Rolling Stones song, "Torn and Frayed. Byshe had the first of her 20 number one country singles with " I'll Get Over You ",  which also became her first single on Billboard's Hot number 71 and adult contemporary chart number Gayle recalled what her Hawkwind - Space Ritual Volume 2 Loretta Lynn had said: "'You record what I couldn't record — you do MOR, middle of the road ', "and that was the best advice I could get.
I don't think I ever would have made it if I went down the road and did the music my sister Womaninme - BLaO - The Compilation. I would only have been compared to her.
The song became the most successful of Gayle's career, spending four weeks atop the country chart. The song helped her album, We Must Believe in Magicbecome the first by a female country artist to be certified platinum. She toured worldwide, including Britain with Kenny Rogers and China with Bob Hopewhere she became the first person to record a performance on the Great Wall of China.
For the next ten years, she would Crystal Gayle - These Days her greatest success. Gayle was awarded "Female Vocalist of the Year" for two years by the Country Music Association Awards and and for three years by the Academy of Country Music — and Gayle released a new recording of a previously recorded album track from her album Crystal as her follow up single to "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue".
Although the single, " Ready for the Times to Get Better ", became her fourth number-one Country Crystal Gayle - These Days , it failed to reach the Pop Top 40 number She returned again to the pop Top 20 with that album's first single, " Half the Way " number 15 pop, number 2 country, number 9 adult contemporary  which became her last solo Top pop hit.
Gayle also appeared in the second episode of the fourth season of The Muppet Show. Gayle started the s with another number 1 country hit, " It's Like We Never Said Goodbye " number 63 pop, number 17 adult contemporary.
This song led a historic Top 5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart on which the top five positions were all held by women. When her song " If You Ever Change Your Mind " was nominated for a Grammy award in the category Best Country Vocal Performance, the singer found herself competing in the same category with Sissy Spacekwho was nominated for title song from Coal Miner's Daughterthe acclaimed biopic in which Spacek portrayed Gayle's sister Leva Eu Também - Avelina - Coisas do Sertão Lynn.
Gayle's next album, Hollywood, Tennesseewas her most blatant attempt at country crossover. The album's A-side, "Hollywood", was pop while the album's B-side, "Tennessee", was country.
Gayle's singles, however, frequently charted Top 20 on the AC chart throughout the s. She then switched record labels again to Elektra Records. The duet quickly ascended to No. Her first Elektra album, True Lovesurprisingly excluded this duet. It did produce three more No. After Elektra Records was folded into Warner Bros.
Records inGayle released her next album, Cage the Tuck Shoppe - Zed Laplandwhich spawned two more No. Later that year, she teamed with Gary Morris to record a duet for the soundtrack to the television series Dallas. However, these songs would become the last of Gayle's 18 No. Gayle guest-starred on the show as herself, a friend of the character Felicia Gallantwho was menaced by a serial killer known as the "Sin Stalker.
As traditional country singers such as Randy Travis and the Judds began to dominate the country airwaves in the late s, the success of crossover artists like Gayle began to wane. Gayle's final top 25 single was the title track from 's Nobody's Angel album No.
Gayle also sang the theme song for the short-lived television series Masqueradethe theme song having the same title as the series. Both albums failed to chart and their singles all failed to reestablish Gayle at country radio, which by this point Crystal Gayle - These Days abandoned older artists of all kinds.
Gayle subsequently recorded several specialty projects. She released two gospel albums — Someday and He Is Beautiful Her most recent studio album was the standards collection, All My Tomorrows. Gayle has since released two live albums, Crystal Gayle in Concert and Live!
An Evening with Crystal Gayle In the early years of the new millennium, Gayle co-wrote and recorded "Midnight in the Desert", a haunting Southwestern song for late-night radio host Art Bell. In Januaryfugitive Christopher Daniel Gay escaped from custody at an Interstate 95 welcome center near Hardeeville, South Carolinaand made his way to Tennessee where he stole Gayle's tour bus. Gay was arrested the following day and the bus was returned to Gayle. Gayle was ranked No. She continues to tour and performs 40 to 60 shows a year.
Init was announced that Gayle would receive the Cliffie Stone pioneer award from the Academy of Country Music which is to be presented Roseanna Vitro - Passion Dance a televised ceremony in August.
On November 15, almost 50 years after making her debut as a guest artist, Crystal Gayle was asked to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Carrie Crystal Gayle - These Days. Gayle was officially inducted by Loretta Lynn on January 21, As of DecemberIMAscore - Der Sound des KÄRNAN was working on a new album, her first in 13 years.
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