Festivities Will Include Tree Lighting and Performance by Gayle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 17, 2016) – Crystal Gayle, who was invited Tuesday night to join the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017, will kick off Deck the Hall—a full schedule of holiday activities—at the Country Music Hall of Fame®
and Museum on Friday, Nov. 25. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a
performance by the Grammy-award winning artist that will include hits as
well as some holiday classics. She will then light a thirty-foot
Christmas tree in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory. Following the
performance and tree lighting, Gayle will sign copies of her CDs
available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Gayle’s performance launches a month filled with music and cheer at
the museum. The museum will offer many free activities that blend music,
art, education and even Santa Claus, promising fun for the entire
Admission to most holiday programs is free with museum admission and
free to museum members. Individual membership starts at $45 and makes a
great holiday gift.
Follow Crystal Gayle on Twitter and Facebook or visit crystalgayle.com. For additional details and a comprehensive list of all Deck the Hall performances, films and hands-on activities for kids and families, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall2016.
About Crystal Gayle:
Crystal Gayle is an award-winning country music living legend whose
reign in the music business includes 20 number one 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 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. She is the younger sister (by 19
years) of singer Loretta Lynn, and a distant cousin of singer Patty
Loveless. Gayle also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near
Lynn’s star. For more information, visit crystalgayle.com.
About The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum:
The Country Music Hall of Fame®
and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its
history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In
exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores
the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum
is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3)
educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964.
The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in
2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten
most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation
operates Historic RCA Studio B™, Hatch Show Print®
poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press.
Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts
Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for
the Arts. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.