By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)
In my 25 years as a reviewer, I have always liked to attend a show’s opening night because you never know who will be in the audience and what the performer has planned. Crystal Gayle is always exciting with a new “feeling” about her show. Crystal lives up to all of her awards as a popular country and crossover singer in the United States. She talks to the audience in her friendly “down-home country” way.
Crystal sings “feel good” songs, the audience wants to clap their hands and yell their appreciation. Although she sang her country favorites, there was a great mix of songs. She announced, “We put together some songs together and hope you will enjoy them, do you remember this one?”
Some of her songs include “Singing the Blues”, “Midnight, One more Night of Not Sleeping”, “Let Me Tell You About a Boy I Know” and “You’ve Been Talking in Your Sleep”. Other standouts included the GRAMMY Award winning jazz-flavored ballad “Don’t it make My Brown Eyes Blue”, the classic “It had to be you”.
A homemaker wrote “The Soldier Song” in Nashville, Tennessee, and recorded by Crystal. Crystal describes her emotions, “After hearing the lyrics, I knew I had to sing this song. It is a tribute to the military. Wherever our troops are in the world, we love our military. And if there are any veterans here in the audience, we will sing this song for you.”
Known as the female vocalist with the longest hair in the world, Crystal wore beautifully styled floor-length hair. She kidded about her appearance on the number one show “The Muppets” singing with Miss Piggy.
Crystal sang “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and discussed her sister Loretta Lynn and the times they had together, it seems as though her family is close.
In fact, they do book appearances together. That would be an exceptional show with these two great singers on the same bill. Appearing with Crystal, another one of her sisters Peggy Sue added her own brand of country humor to the show. Peggy Sue sang a duet with Crystal and took center stage to sing alone.
The ‘70s and ‘80s brought 18 number one country hits to Crystal. With a long list of gold and platinum hits, Crystal won the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music awards, Country Music Association awards, and too many more to list. “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” became one of the ten most performed songs of the 20th Century.”
The South Point Hotel always has a great line- up of talent.
Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials.
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