This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Crystal Gayle.
Grammy-Award winner Crystal Gayle will be performing at the South Point Casino September 7- 9.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Gayle talks about growing up in a music-filled world; how she started with country music and succeeded by moving to pop; the importance of picking the right songs; how she appeals to a multi-generational and global audience; her closeness to the Grand Ole Opry and delight when she was inducted; and trying to keep business and family separate (not always successfully!).
Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as a member in January 2017 by her sister, Loretta Lynn. The Academy of Country Music recognized her with a 2016 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for her lifetime achievements in country music. And in 2009 she received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Renowned for her timeless signature song, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Gayle also scored with her multi-format hits, “You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep,” “When I Dream,” “Half the Way” and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt,” Just You and I.”
Gayle has released over twenty number one hits and has been awarded numerous times by the Grammy’s, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, and the American Music Operators Association