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.