Crystal Gayle Releases First New Album In 16 Years Today: 'You Don't Know Me' Including First Ever Recording With Sister Loretta Lynn
'The pristinely produced 'You Don’t Know Me' album beautifully showcases her elegant vocal delivery and a deep, abiding connection to vintage country music." - Stephen L. Betts, Rolling Stone “Her stature as a queen of country pop long ago permanently secured, Gayle is now enjoying the freedom to return to her roots with 'You Don’t Know Me,' an album made up entirely of classic country.” - Nancy Kruh, People Magazine "emotive vocals from each sister..." "stunning harmonies..." - Annie Reuter, Billboard "singer Crystal Gayle immediately established a winning sound..." - Steven Gaydos, Variety "This new collection is a ringing declaration of her loyalty to the style and to the songs she was born to sing.” — Robert K. Oermann, Author/Journalist
Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle released her first new album in nearly 16 years today; You Don’t Know Me which includes the first ever recording with her sister, the legendary Loretta Lynn. Available everywhere, the new album is released by Southpaw Musical Productions, and distributed by BFD in partnership with The Orchard.
Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Crystal's son Christos Gatzimos, You Don’t Know Me has already received critical acclaim. Billboard Magazine premiered "Put It Off Until Tomorrow," the song which finally brings Crystal together with sisters Peggy Sue Wright, and country music icon Loretta Lynn, on a highly anticipated, first-ever recorded trio of them singing together.
"Loretta and Peggy made this album very special by singing "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" with me. It is a song that we have performed together throughout the years. This is the one and only trio performance on record. We’ve done the Boston Pops together. We performed together in Lake Tahoe and Reno and a few things like that. But we’ve never actually made a record together. Peggy Sue still comes out on the road with me, singing backup harmonies. I recorded the track, then Patsy, Loretta’s daughter, asked her to sing on my album. Loretta is such an incredible singer. She got through the song right away and then went, “What’s next?” We should have recorded the whole album together!"
TV & Radio Appearances: Gayle recently made appearances on Larry's Country Diner on RFD TV (watch at RFD TV Country Club), TBN's Huckabee (8/31 and 9/1), with upcoming appearances on Honky Tonkin' with Tracy Lawrence (airing 9/6-9/8), Big D & Bubba (airing 9/12), Country Gold With Terry Clark (airing 9/14 & 9/15), a SiriusXM Prime Country special with host Storme Warren (airing 9/20 at 12p ET) and more!
You Don't Know Me Spotify Playlist Inclusions: NPR's New Music Friday added "Ribbon Of Darkness" to their Spotify playlist for Sept. 6. "You Don’t Know Me" on 'New Traditions: Country Heroes' "I Cried the Blue (Right Out of My Eyes)" on 'New Music Nashville' Follow Crystal at crystalgayle.com or on social media @TheCrystalGayle for the latest news.
You Don't Know Me Track Listing: 1. Ribbon Of Darkness (Gordon Lightfoot) 2. You Win Again (Hank Williams) 3. Please Help Me I’m Falling (Don Robertson, Hal Blair) 4. Am I That Easy To Forget (Carl Belew, W.S. Stevenson, Shelby Singleton) 5. Hello Walls (Willie Nelson) 6. You Never Were Mine (Jay Lee Webb) 7. Just One More (George Jones) 8. There Goes My Everything (Dallas Frazier) 9. That’s The Way Love Goes (Lefty Frizzell, Sanger D Shafer) 10. Cryin’ Time (Buck Owens) 11. I’ve Seen That Look On Me A Thousand Times (Harlan Howard, Shirl Milete) 12. Walkin’ After Midnight (Alan Block, Donn Hecht) 13. You Don’t Know Me (Eddie Arnold, Cindy Walker) 14. Put It Off Until Tomorrow featuring Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue (Dolly Parton, Bill Owens)
BONUS TRACK: I Cried The Blue (Right Out of My Eyes)
You Don’t Know Me Produced by: Christos Gatzimos & Crystal Gayle Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/CrystalGayleYouDontKnowMe
About Crystal Gayle: Grammy®-winning singer 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 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.