Crystal Gayle Exhibit Shines On at Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Star’s Legacy Being Showcased Through February 1st
"I am honored and very excited that the Country Music Hall of Fame has extended my exhibit. So many fans have told me how much they have enjoyed my display at the Hall of Fame, and I have too,” says Crystal Gayle.
The iconic singer’s numerous accolades and awards include 22 #1 hit singles and 34 Top 10 singles. Crystal Gayle has released more than 30 albums and was the first female Country artist to reach Platinum sales of an album. She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009, and has performed more than 3,000 concerts for over ten million fans across the globe.
Featured artifacts among the Crystal Gayle: When I Dream exhibit:
- Hand-stitched valentine Crystal made in third grade for her mother, Clara
- Crystal Gayle’s custom white microphone, with her name engraved in gold
- Red parlor guitar, custom built by luthier Danny Ferrington in 1980
- Photos of teenaged Crystal Gayle and sisters Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue that hung on their mother’s living room wall
- LP cover for the soundtrack album to the 1982 film, One from the Heart, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, featuring Gayle and Tom Waits. The album featured Gayle performing solo or as a duet partner with Waits, who wrote the songs.
- Flight suit and boots she wore on her F-16 flight in 1984
- 1977 Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, for “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
- 1976 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year trophy
- Marble and crystal Indiana Living Legend award, presented to Crystal in 2005
- Mattel’s Crystal “Eagle” Gayle Air Force Barbie doll, which commemorated both her 1984 flight aboard an F-16 fighter and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force