Car­rie Un­der­wood sur­prises Crystal Gayle with Opry in­vite

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Coun­try star Car­rie Un­der­wood had a sur­prise for Grammy win­ner Crystal Gayle dur­ing her per­for­mance at the Grand Ole Opry Tues­day.

Af­ter they fin­ished a duet per­for­mance of Gayle’s cross­over hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Un­der­wood in­vited 65-year-old Gayle to be­come an of­fi­cial Opry mem­ber.

The Opry said in a re­lease that Gayle will be for­mally in­ducted next year by her sis­ter, coun­try mu­sic icon Loretta Lynn. Gayle made her Opry de­but nearly 50 years ago at the age of 16 when she filled in for her older sis­ter.

Gayle is a three-time Academy of Coun­try Mu­sic fe­male vo­cal­ist of the year. Her other hits in­clude “Cry,” “Talk­ing In Your Sleep” and “Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For.”

In this Oct. 21, 2012, photo, Crystal Gayle per­forms at the Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame In­duc­tions in Nashville, Tenn.

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