NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country singer Crystal Gayle was honored with an induction into the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night with a little help from her sister, fellow Opry member Loretta Lynn.
Gayle was tapped to join the exclusive 'country club' in November when she was offered a public invitation to join the institution by member Carrie Underwood.
Gayle made her Opry debut 50 years ago on the Ryman stage when she sang “Ribbon of Darkness” at age of 16. Perhaps best known for her 1977 crossover hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," Gayle recorded 18 Billboard #1 hits and 7 albums that broke the top 10 on the Billboard Country Charts.
“We’ve been together a long time, honey. And we’ve never had a fight. It was the greatest moment of my life when they made me a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1962. I know she is just as happy as I was then.” “Being a member of the Opry is just incredible,” Lynn said from the stage during the induction.
“It’s really hard to comprehend. I have felt like a part of the Opry for all these years. Now, I’m official,” Gayle added.