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Crystal Gayle

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Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair

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 a best seller and she won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the single. In 1977 and 1978 she was chosen the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year.", she also toured with Kenny Rogers in Britain.

She continued to 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.

Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits recorded the soundtrack to the movie One From the Heart in 1982.

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.

She is also noted for her trademark long hair, which reaches the floor.

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