Crystal Gayle recently revealed details about her next album, You Don't Know Me. As the title implies, it's a collection of classic country covers with a title track penned by the great Cindy Walker and made famous in 1955 by Eddy Arnold. The album celebrates its source material while making its own history. It'll be the first release featuring the sisterly harmonies of Gayle and her siblings Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue.
Gayle tells the story of country music through the hits of Hank Williams ("You Win Again"), Hank Locklin ("Please Help Me, I'm Falling"), Jim Reeves ("Am I That Easy to Forget"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), Patsy Cline ("Walkin' After Midnight") and others.
Other tracks retrace a famous family's journey, such as Lynn's "You Never Were Mine," Gayle's first single and chart hit "I've Cried the Blue (Right Out of My Eyes)" and "Ribbon of Darkness," a Gordon Lightfoot tune Gayle performed during her Opry debut on Aug. 30, 1969.
Gayle's first album in 16 years has all the makings of a must-hear release, if only because of the sisters' historic take on Dolly Parton's "Put It Off Until Tomorrow."
"We've done the Boston Pops together," Gayle says in a press release. "We performed together in Lake Tahoe and Reno and a few things like that. But we've never actually made a record together."
You Don't Know Me Track Listing
"Ribbon of Darkness"
"You Win Again"
"Please Help Me I'm Falling"
"Am I That Easy To Forget"
"You Never Were Mine"
"Just One More"
"There Goes My Everything"
"That's The Way Love Goes"
"I've Seen That Look on Me a Thousand Times"
"Walkin' After Midnight"
"You Don't Know Me"
"Put It off Until Tomorrow" (featuring Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue)
"I Cried the Blue (Right Out of My Eyes)"