Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night at the Ryman Auditorium by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. Gayle made her Opry debut 50 years ago on the Ryman stage, singing the country classic “Ribbon of Darkness” at age 16. She had been publicly invited to join the Opry by Opry member Carrie Underwood in November.
Lynn told her, “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.”
Gayle said, “Being a member of the Opry is just incredible. It’s really hard to comprehend. I have felt like a part of the Opry for all these years. Now, I’m official.”