Crystal Gayle

Crystal-GayleThe Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce Crystal Gayle will headline at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival on Saturday evening, August 15th.

Crystal Gayle has been a favorite of audiences of country and popular music since attaining national prominence with her first chart records in the mid-seventies. Perhaps most identified with her classic recording of her timeless signature song "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," Crystal is also well known for her multi-format hits "You've Been Talking in Your Sleep," "When I Dream," "Half the Way" and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, "Just You and I." Crystal has released over twenty number one hits and has been awarded numerous times by the Grammy's, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, and the American Music Operators Association. In 2009 Crystal was honored to receive her own star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Crystal is currently in the studio working on a new album. Crystal’s most recent album, All My Tomorrows, complements her country heritage. All My Tomorrows, released to outstanding critical response, is a collection of classic American standards that Crystal produced with Jay Patten, her longtime music director. The album is an enjoyable masterpiece that bonds her familiar crystalline voice and mature vocal styling with some of the greatest songs of our popular music heritage. "I feel honored to perform these favorite songs that any artist loves to sing, songs with timeless beauty." The fourteen selections range from "You Belong to Me," "Smile," "It Had to Be You," "Cry Me a River" and "Sentimental Journey" to Ray Charles's "Hallelujah I Love Him So."

Crystal also found great personal satisfaction in recording two inspirational albums. Her Grammy nominated Someday was comprised of mostly original spiritual songs and He Is Beautiful contains mostly traditional hymns. These efforts led to Crystal's 2009 induction into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

Crystal has contributed songs to three Grammy winning children's albums: Sesame Country (in which she dueted with Big Bird), Here Comes the Rainbow, and Songs from the Neighborhood - The Music of Mr. Rogers. Crystal adds her first solo children's album, In My Arms, a collection of lullabies that perfectly suits her warm vocals. "I loved all of these songs immediately and the tender and imaginative production makes In My Arms an album that appeals to children of all ages."

Crystal is a long-time resident of Nashville, Tennessee. When Crystal is not touring she spends much of her personal time with her immediate and extended family. Crystal also makes time for community, school and church involvement. She was the first recipient of the Waterford Crystal "Celebration of Light" award in recognition of her many charitable activities.

Reserved Seating Available

Reserved seating for the T. G. Sheppard and Crystal Gayle performances are available. The Friend of the Festival reserved area is preferred, up close seating, available on a first come first serve basis. The cost will be $20 per seat per performance or $30 per seat for both performances. Friend of the Festival Tickets will be available starting April 15th here on the Festival website, or by calling (740) 392-3378 or Toll Free at 1-800-837-5282. Advanced purchase is recommended to guarantee seating. Advanced reservations require prepayment. Space for bring-your-own-chair seating is available behind the reserved seating at no charge.

If you have special seating requirements such as wheelchair accessible, please make a note of that in the box provided during checkout. (Tickets are non-refundable.) Please note the shipping option will be a digital confirmation. Please stop by the white tent to the left of the stage to pickup your tickets on Saturday, August 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.