American singer born on January 9, 1951 in Paintsville (Kentucky). Possessing an extremely versatile, Crystal has combined with success the country and pop throughout his career. His real name is Brenda Gail Webb.
Younger sister of Loretta Lynn, one of the stars of the country, Gayle became a country-pop singer at the end of the 1970s with hits such as "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". Sixteen years younger than Loretta, Crystal was the eighth and last child of the family, the only born in a hospital. At the age of four, his family moved to Wabash (Indiana) where Gayle sang for Church and civic organizations. When she graduated from secondary school, he went on tour with Conway Twitty and Loretta, who suggested the stage name to his sister, in homage to the Krystal hamburger chain. Crystal soon had a contract with the record label Decca/MCA, and Loretta wrote his first successful country, "I ve Cried The Blue Right Out Of My Eyes", which was the first pop hit when it reissued in 1977 with the title above, and which reached number two in the charts.
Gayle worked the circuit of nightclubs, state fairs and accurately in the 1970s TV shows, regularly placing songs on the country charts, with singles such as "Wrong Road Again", number 6 in 1974; "This Is My Year For Mexico", number 15 in 1975; "I'll Get Over You", number one in 1976; and "I'll Do It All Over Again", number two in 1977.
Its fundamental success began with his third album for the record label United Artists, Crystal, who came to the Summit to the next, We Must Believe In Magic, which apart from being in the country about a year lists, became Platinum. In June 1978 he published When I Dream, which included "Talking In Your Sleep", which climbed to number 18 on the charts.
Gayle has continued editing records on a regular basis. Include the following: True Love (1982), Nobody wants to be alone (1985), ain't gonna worry (1990), In my arms (album of children's songs, 2000), All my tomorrows (2003) and Heart and soul (2004).