Press Release: Crystal Gayle To Join Dan Rather on All-New Episode of AXS-TV’s “The Big Interview” March 7th

by Laura Lou / 2660 days ago / Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 3, 2017) – GRAMMY®-winning songstress Crystal Gayle sits down with Dan Rather in next week’s all-new episode of AXS TV’s “THE BIG INTERVIEW,” airing Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. ET. During the candid discussion, Gayle opens up about her celebrated career, her most enduring songs, and her relationship with sister—and fellow superstar—Loretta Lynn, among other topics.

March 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET
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One of the most defining attributes of Gayle’s remarkable style is her unique ability to really connect with the songs she sings and she and Rather spend time discussing this topic. Revealing how she’s been able to develop this skill, Gayle says, “You have to be able to put the words across, the lyrics. You have to have a little bit of acting. It’s really in tone, too… You just go in there and you sing, and you put your heart and soul into it, and hope someone likes it.”

While Gayle and her older sister, Loretta Lynn, have both enjoyed tremendous success in country music, she explains that there really wasn’t any sibling rivalry going on—despite some of the media’s reports. Gayle says, “We were so busy, both of us, in our careers, that we really didn’t have time to bicker…We really didn’t have problems. Of course, we’re sisters, we can bicker. In the studio, you should hear us when we’re trying to learn a song. But, no, we really did not have the problem. I look up to my sister. We both have flaws in different ways, but… we love each other. We overlook, and that’s why I think our family is so great.”

For a preview of “THE BIG INTERVIEW” featuring Crystal Gayle, click here.

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Crystal Gayle is an award-winning country music icon whose reign in the music business includes 20 No. 1 country hits, six albums certified Gold by the RIAA and the first female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales with her 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. Her 1977 country-pop crossover hit song, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," became an iconic staple and solidified her as one of the top female vocalists during the 1970s and 1980s. Her list of platinum and gold was to be matched only by her awards and accolades. CMA's "Female Vocalist of the Year," for two consecutive years, she became a Grammy® Award Winner for "Best Female Vocal Performance," thanks to 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 the recipient of three "American Music Awards," voted by the nation as America's "Favorite Female Artist." Perhaps nothing sums up Crystal's career achievements as well as being awarded with a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009. Also famous for her nearly floor-length hair, she was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 1983. Gayle also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near Lynn's star. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Crystal with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors.™ Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry® in January 2017 by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. For more information, visit


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Crystal Gayle Tour Dates

06/22/2024 : Boot Barn Hall (Gainesville): Gainesville, GA
06/28/2024 : Williams Auditorium: Henderson, TN
06/29/2024 : The Historic State Theater Com: Elizabethtown, KY
07/05/2024 : Grand Ole Opry House: Nashville, TN
08/28/2024 : New York State Fairgrounds: Syracuse, NY
08/29/2024 : Charles R Wood Theater: Glens Falls, NY
08/30/2024 : Greenwich Odeum: East Greenwich, RI
09/13/2024 : The Kent Stage: Kent, OH
09/19/2024 : McPherson Opera House: Mcpherson, KS
09/20/2024 : Boot Barn Hall: Colorado Springs, CO
09/22/2024 : WYO Theater: Sheridan, WY
09/24/2024 : Alberta Bair Theater: Billings, MT
09/26/2024 : Egyptian Theatre: Park City, UT
09/27/2024 : Egyptian Theatre: Park City, UT
09/28/2024 : Egyptian Theatre: Park City, UT
10/18/2024 : Riverside Casino & Golf Resort: Riverside, IA
10/19/2024 : Northern Lights Casino: Walker, MN
10/20/2024 : The Parkway Theater: Minneapolis, MN
10/24/2024 : Marion Cultural and Civic Cent: Marion, IL
10/25/2024 : Lincoln Square Theater: Decatur, IL
10/26/2024 : Watseka Theatre: Watseka, IL
11/07/2024 : Paramount Theatre: Abilene, TX
11/08/2024 : Arlington Music Hall: Arlington, TX
11/09/2024 : Delta Downs Racetrack, Hotel &: Vinton, LA
11/15/2024 : The Skagit Casino Resort: Bow, WA
11/16/2024 : The Skagit Casino Resort: Bow, WA
12/05/2024 : Prairie Band Casino & Resort: Mayetta, KS
12/07/2024 : Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque: Dubuque, IA
01/17/2025 : Flagler Auditorium: Palm Coast, FL
01/18/2025 : Orange Blossom Opry: Weirsdale, FL
01/19/2025 : Orange Blossom Opry: Weirsdale, FL

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Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…