Crystal Gayle Exhibit Opening at Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday, May 2
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:16:21
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will debut a spotlight exhibit devoted to iconic crossover star Crystal Gayle on May 2, 2014. Remember Gayle? She had SUPER long hair and a gorgeous voice. Her sister is Loretta Lynn, the country icon!
Crystal Gayle: When I Dream will feature fashion, awards, letters, family photos and more from her groundbreaking career. The exhibition will run through November 3, 2014.
It is a scrapbook of her life and career, housed in the HoF in Nashville. If you are there or are visiting Music City, you gotta go!
On Saturday, May 3, Gayle will participate in a special program, Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle. The 2:30 PM presentation, held in the museum's Ford Theater, is included with museum admission and free to museum members.
Hosted by Curatorial Director Mick Buck, the interview and performance will allow Gayle to discuss her life and career and perform songs from her extensive repertoire. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. The program will be streamed live on the museum's website. For complete admission and streaming information, visit here.
The exhibit recounts Gayle's unique rise to stardom. She began as a young dreamer emboldened, but nearly pigeon-holed by the pioneering success of her older sister Loretta Lynn. Determined to make her own mark, Gayle grew into a superb vocalist whose signature glamour and pop-infused hits charmed the entire country.
Among the artifacts on display in Crystal Gayle: When I Dream are:
• Hand-stitched valentine Gayle made in the third grade for her mother, Clara
• Gayle's custom white microphone, with her name engraved in gold
• Red parlor guitar, custom built for Gayle by luthier Danny Ferrington in 1980
• Photos of teenaged Gayle and her 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 soundtrack album featured Gayle performing solo or as a duet partner with Waits, who wrote the songs
• Flight suit and boots worn by Gayle 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 Gayle in 2005
• Mattel's Crystal "Eagle" Gayle Air Force Barbie doll, which commemorated both her 1984 flight aboard an F-16 fighter and the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Air Force
Plan your visit and get more info at TheCountryMusicHallofFame.