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Crystal Gayle ‘When I Dream’ Exhibit to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Crystal Gayle will have her own spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

‘When I Dream,’ which will debut on Friday (May 2), will include clothes, awards, photos, family letters and much more from the songstress. It will also recount her rise to stardom, including her struggles as she tried to come out from under the shadow of her successful sister, Loretta Lynn, before finding her own unique voice and place in country music.

“Her best advice to me was to quit singing her songs,” Gayle recalls to The Boot. “I sang every one of them. She said, ‘We have one Loretta Lynn, we don’t need another.’ Even though I loved singing all her songs, I knew I had to be something totally different. She was right. She knew. It’s very hard in this business to be a sibling and to make it following in the footsteps.”

To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the 63-year-old will participate in a special program, ‘Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle,’ on Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 PM in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to performing, Gayle will also answer questions from Curatorial Director Mick Buck about her life and career. The event is free to museum members or included with museum admission, but seating is limited.

The exhibit will be open until November 3. More information, including location and ticket price can be found here.

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