Crystal Gayle - biography

Singer from United States of America

Crystal Gayle Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb on January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer best known for her 1977 country-pop hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". An award-winning singer, she accumulated 20 number one country hits during the 1970s and 1980s (18 No. 1's on Billboard and 2 on Cashbox). Also famous for her nearly floor-length hair she was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 1983. She is the youngest sister (by 19 years) of singer Loretta Lynn and a distant cousin of singer Patty Loveless. Crystal Gayle has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, near Loretta Lynn's star. Brenda Gail Webb was born in Paintsville, Kentucky to Melvin "Ted" Webb (1906–1959) and Clara Marie (Ramey) Webb (1912–1981). The youngest of eight children of a poor family, she was the only child born in a hospital. Her family moved north to Wabash, Indiana when she was four. She sang along with country and pop songs on the radio, and though a shy child, she was encouraged by her mother to sing for visitors to the house. Inspired by her sister Loretta Lynn's success, she learned to play the guitar and sing backup in her brothers' folk band. While still  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Crystal Gale,Brenda Gail Webb,Cristal Gayle,Gayle, Crystal
Date of birth
1951-01-09
Place of birth
Paintsville
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Clara Marie Ramey Webb, Melvin "Ted" Webb
Spouse(s)
Bill Gatzimos
Siblings
Loretta Lynn
Profession
Songwriter, Actor, Singer, Producer

Education

Institution From To
Wabash High School

Performances

Year Performance Character
2007 Crystal Gayle: Live in Tennessee
2007 Ralph Emery: Country Legend's Series: Vol. 1
2007 Legends of Country: Classic Hits of the '50s, '60s & '70s
2006 We Praise: Traditional
2000 Inside the Music: Classic Country
1982 Crystal Gayle: In Concert

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