“Before Country was ‘cool’, Crystal was ‘class’.” Crystal’s debut single, “I’ve Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes,” was written by her sister, Loretta Lynn, and reached the Top 25 on the national country music charts. Three more singles were released over the next three years, all making waves with radio and listeners.
Crystal’s first album project began a roll out of smash singles to come. “Wrong Road Again,” (her first of many hit singles with producer Allen Reynolds) became her debut Top 10 record. “I’ll Get Over You.” became her first #1 single. By her fourth album, “We Must Believe in Magic,” Crystal Gayle became the first female artist in country music history to achieve platinum album sales. Driving the engine of the album was the song that was to become her enduring signature song: “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” “Brown Eyes” opened the world’s eyes to Crystal Gayle and she became a familiar name in households, grand and small, from Louisville to Leningrad.