Crystal GAYLE

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Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Brenda Gail WEBB

American country music singer

Born on January 09, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky, USA , United States (71 years)

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Brenda Gail Webb was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, to coal miner Theodore Melvin "Ted" Webb (October 24, 1906 – February 23, 1959) and Clara Marie "Clary" Ramey (May 5, 1912 – November 24, 1981). The youngest of eight children of a poor family, she was the only child born in a hospital. Her family moved north to Wabash, Indiana, when she was four. She would sing along with country and pop songs on the radio; and, though a shy child, she was encouraged by her mother to sing for visitors to their house. Inspired by her sister Loretta Lynn's success, she learned to play the guitar and sing backup in her brothers' folk band. While still in high school, she began to tour with her sister for a few weeks each summer.

After graduating from Wabash High School in 1970, Brenda Webb signed with Decca Records, her sister's label. However, since there was already a singer named Brenda Lee with Decca Records, she was asked to change her first name. Loretta Lynn suggested the name "Crystal" after seeing a sign for the Krystal hamburger restaurant chain. Brenda Gail Webb thus became "Crystal Gayle". She has been married since 1971 to Bill Gatzimos and they have two children.


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