CRYSTAL GAYLE AND TIME LIFE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO RELEASE DIGITAL VERSIONS OF 12 ALBUMS ON OCTOBER 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
Nashville, TN (October 15, 2021) --- Country and pop legend Crystal Gayle teams up with Time Life to release 12 of her albums across all major streaming platforms today, bringing 140 of her songs directly to fans. The partnership between the two American music icons showcases the success of Gayle’s lasting career as well as highlights how prolific she is, recording most of those albums in the span of just 20 years. To celebrate the digital release of her catalog, Gayle hosted a Facebook Live session (with an interview and performance) on Oct. 14 at 12:30 pm CT, which can be viewed on her YouTube channel HERE.
“I am excited that 12 of my studio albums are now available for streaming and downloading for the first time,” said Gayle. “And I am excited to be working with the Time Life team to bring these songs that I love to all the digital platforms for my fans.”
“Crystal Gayle is truly one of the greatest talents in American music,” added Mike Jason, Senior Vice President, Live Entertainment at Time Life. “It is such an honor to bring 12 of her albums to digital streaming services at one time, which really puts into perspective her incredibly successful and prolific career.”
About Crystal Gayle:
Grammy®-winning songstress Crystal Gayle is a beloved country music icon whose reign in the music business includes 22 No. 1 country hits, four top twenty pop hits, six albums certified Gold by the RIAA and three certified Platinum, including We Must Believe in Magic which was the first album by a female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales. Her list of platinum and gold is matched by her awards and accolades. CMA’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” for two consecutive years, Crystal is also a Grammy® Award winner for “Best Female Vocal Performance” thanks to her timeless, international smash hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” – a song that she today admits she has never grown tired of singing. Crystal has three Academy of Country Music Awards statuettes for “Top Female Vocalist'' and won four American Music Awards. Not surprisingly, she was named the Most Performed Country Female Artist on radio for the decade of 1975-1985. Perhaps nothing sums up Crystal’s career achievements better than being awarded with a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009. Famous for her nearly floor-length hair, Crystal was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine and in 2016 the Academy of Country Music honored her with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017 by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. For more information, visit crystalgayle.com.
About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique CD and DVD collections as well as streaming audio and video content specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.
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ABOUT THE ALBUMS
"Miss the Mississippi" (1979)
Climbing to #3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, it was Gayle's first for Columbia Records and included the #1 hit "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye," "Half the Way" (#2 as well as #15 on the Hot 100 pop chart) and "The Blue Side," which hit #8 on the Country singles chart.
"These Days" (1980)
Peaking at #6 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, the album includes the #1 Billboard Country singles "If You Ever Change Your Mind" and "Too Many Lovers" as well as the Top 20 "Take It Easy."
"Hollywood, Tennessee" (1981)
#5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, it produced the #3 hit "The Woman in Me," #5 "You Never Gave Up on Me" and #9 "Living in These Troubled Times."
"True Love" (1982)
#14 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with three #1 smash hits: "'Til I Gain Control Again," "Our Love is on the Faultline" and "Baby What About You."
"Cage The Songbird" (1983)
#5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with two more #1 hits: "The Sound of Goodbye" and "Turning Away" along with the #2 "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" and #4 "Me Against the Night."
"Nobody Wants to Be Alone" (1985)
#17 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with two top five singles: "A Long and Lasting Love" and "Nobody Wants To Be Alone."
"Straight to the Heart" (1986)
#12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, the album delivered #1s "Cry" and "Straight to the Heart" as well as #11 "Only Love Can Save Me Now."
"Nobody's Angel" (1988)
The title track peaked at #22 on Billboard's Country singles chart.
Crystal Gayle's first gospel album, which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
"He Is Beautiful" (1997)
An album of faith-based songs that combines her love for country, pop and gospel.
Gayle's tribute to the great songwriter.
"All My Tomorrows" (2003)
A collection of classic standards such as "You Belong to Me" and "Cry Me a River."