Crystal Gayle

Lake Oconee News, August 4, 2023

Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle will perform live Aug. 26, at Festival Hall in Greensboro.

Gayle is a country music icon with an impressive 22 number-one country hits, four top-20 pop hits, plus six Gold and three Platinum albums certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. Significantly, Gayle’s “We Must Believe in Magic” was the first album by a female country music artist to reach platinum-level sales.

Gayle was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in consecutive years (1977-78), and also in 1978 won a “Best Female Vocal Performance” Grammy award for her timeless, international hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” a song she insists she has never grown tired of singing. Gayle also has three Academy of Country Music Awards statuettes for “Top Female Vocalist” and has won four American Music Awards.

She also was named “Most Performed Country Female Artist” on radio for the 1975-1985 decade, but perhaps nothing sums up her career achievements better than being awarded a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009. And famous for her nearly floor-length hair, Gayle was once voted by People Magazine to be among the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

In 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Gayle with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and in January 2017, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. Gayle and her band will perform a live concert Saturday, Aug. 26, at Festival Hall in downtown Greensboro. All tickets are general admission seating and cost $59.50 each. Tickets are available online at or by calling Freshtix at 678-701-6114. The show is being produced by local promoter Six String Southern Productions and is presented by Lake Country Legends 94.7 Radio. There will be no opening act.

View all upcoming events at Festival Hall online.