Crystal Gayle is an American country music legend who won several awards including a Grammy for her songs. Her well- known song ‘Don’t make my brown eyes blue’ and “Talking in your sleep’ earned her wide acclaim and popularity.
Crystal Gayle was a singer from an early age. She was inspired by her elder sister Loretta Lynn who was a country music singer of repute. Now let’s have a close look at Crystal Gayle’s net worth in 2018.
Crystal Gayle was born on January 9, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky. Her mother was Clara Marie and her father Melvin Theodore Ted Webb, who was a miner and a farmer. She was the last of the eight children born to her mother. The family moved to Wabash, Indiana when Crystal Gayle was four years old. Her father died when she was eight years old.
She started singing early to guests who visited them. She learned guitar and used to sing as a backup singer in her brother’s band. She went to Wabash High School from where she graduated in 1970. Immediately thereafter she signed with Decca records- her sister’s label and changed her name from Brenda to Crystal Gayle.
After signing with Decca, Crystal Gayle came with her debut single ‘I have cried’ in 1970. The song reached no.23 on the Billboard country singles chart. Written by her sister the song was performed in an identical style.
In the year 1972 Crystal Gayle left Decca to join United Artists. Her first album ‘Wrong road again’ reached no. 6 country hit. Her song ‘I will get over you’ became no. 71 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1978 her song ‘You never miss a real good thing’ reached no. 1 country hit and the song ‘I will do it over again’ reached no.2 position.
The landmark achievement of her career came with the song ‘Don’t make my brown eyes blue.’ It became the most acclaimed song of her career. It reached no.1 on the Cashbox top 100 singles pop chart. It reached no.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Gayle won a Grammy Award for the Best female country vocal performance for the song. She had a distinction of the first artist to be certified platinum for her album ‘We must believe in magic.’
Crystal Gayle toured Britain and China and many other countries. In China, she became the first person to record on the Great Wall of China. Her Album ‘When I dream’ earned three country hits, the title song and the songs ‘Talking in your sleep’ and ‘why have you left.’
In 1979 she joined Columbia records and came up with ‘Miss the Mississippi’ hitting top 20 with the song ‘Half the way’ of the album. In 1980 her song ‘It’s like we never said goodbye’ hitting Top 5 on the Billboard country singles. In 1982 her song ‘You and I’ with Eddie Rabbitt reached No.1 on the country list re-establishing Gayle to Pop Top 10 singles position.
Awards and Achievement
Crystal Gayle was awarded-Most promising female artist- by Music City Awards in 1975.
She was given five awards by Academy of Country Music Awards as below:
a) Most Promising Female Vocalist-1975. b)Top Female Vocalist -1976 c)Top Female Vocalist-1977 d)Top Female Vocalist-1979. e)Cliffie Stone Pioneer Awards-2015.
Crystal Gayle was awarded Grammy Award-Best Female Country Vocal Performance-1978 for ‘Don’t make my brown eyes blue.’
Net Worth of Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle’s Net worth is estimated $12 million. She had a long successful career as a singer starting the year 1970 and going into a greater part of 2000. She sang many hit songs during her career spanning decades and earned a lot from her hit albums. Her several TV appearances hosting prime-time shows added a lot to her income.
Crystal Gayle had music in her genes. Her elder sister was an acclaimed singer. Her brother owned a country band. She assisted both and learned nuances of singing very early. By her hard work, she became one of the most awarded country music singers of America.