Crystal Gayle to Serve as 2011 Firefighter’s Marshal

Festival officials announced Friday April 8th that Crystal Gayle will serve as the Firefighters’ Marshal for the 84th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

The world renowned country music artist became the first female artist in country music history to achieve platinum album sales.  That album contained the classic song that became a career signature song: “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” “Brown Eyes” opened the world’s eyes to Crystal Gayle.  She became a household name in homes from Louisville to Leningrad.

As her career grew, her hit list of platinum and gold record sales was to be matched only by her awards and accolades: CMA’s “Female Vocalist of the Year,” for two consecutive years; and, a Grammy Award Winner for “Best Female Vocal Performance.” Because of her beloved “Brown Eyes,” a song that she today admits she has never grown tired of singing; Crystal swept the Academy Of Country Music Awards for three of their “Top Female Vocalist” statuettes.  She is also the recipient of three “American Music Awards,” voted by the nation as America’s “Favorite Female Artist.”

Festival Organizers are still working out the details of Crystal Gayle’s schedule. Her arrival time in Winchester is not yet set. She may be arriving in town as early as Festival Thursday; and, hopefully, will be attending a full schedule of Festival events on Festival Friday and Saturday. She will, of course, be a featured guest in the   Firefighters’ Parade and the Grand Feature Parade.





  1. Stonebroke says:

    I guess I could take my roller skates and see if anyone would like to skate the Moonlight!

  2. Mr Mister says:

    I guess she is relevant , the movie “Tangled” is out. Before I make your brown eyes blue, it was just a joke.