Country newcomer Sherry Lynn and Country legend Crystal Gayle are gaining new fans as their duet is making big moves at Country radio now. “Beautiful Life,” the twosome’s first collaboration, is sitting at #39 on this week’s MusicRow chart. The upbeat song was written by award-winning tunesmith Danny Wells (“Check Yes Or No,” “These Days”), Jose Luis Pagan and Sarah Lenore, and is from Lynn’s current CD, A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Steal Heart Music).

“Sherry and Crystal trade lines with equal fire and finesse on this dandy country-rocker. It’s a really commercial and radio-ready toe-tapper.”
– Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow

Country newcomer Sherry Lynn and Country legend Crystal Gayle are gaining new fans as their duet is making big moves at Country radio now. “Beautiful Life,” the twosome’s first collaboration, is sitting at #39 on this week’s MusicRow chart. The upbeat song was written by award-winning tunesmith Danny Wells (“Check Yes Or No,” “These Days”), Jose Luis Pagan and Sarah Lenore, and is from Lynn’s current CD, A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Steal Heart Music).

The singers met in 2008 when Lynn opened for Gayle – and the two made an immediate connection. “Crystal has long been one of my musical influences,” notes Sherry. “To have the honor of opening for her was just fantastic.” In 2011, Sherry was delighted when Crystal agreed to lend her vocals to a song for Sherry’s up-and-coming CD, which was then put on hold until the perfect song was found. In December of 2012, Sherry and Crystal joined voices to record “Beautiful Life” with producer Ted Hewitt, the studio wizard behind Rodney Atkins’ string of Number One hits. Crystal’s son Christos Gatzimos engineered the session.

“It’s not a barroom brawler or crying-in-your-beer number,” observes Sherry. “It’s a song about living life to the fullest – every single day.”

This great big world’s a wide-eyed wonder
Life is fast as lightning loud as thunder
So breathe it in hold on tight come on enjoy the ride
Time down here is only just borrowed
Forget yesterday don’t worry ’bout tomorrow
Take your aim you get one shot so give it all you’ve got
Should you ever forget what it’s all about
Stop for a minute and take a good look around

Gayle’s voice is immediately recognizable, and Sherry’s sweet and sassy sound is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Lynn’s voice is powerful and blends Country with class for a mix that sets her apart from the rest of today’s up-and-comers.

It’s a style that impressed Crystal, and the singer recently invited Sherry to visit with her backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. “Little did I know she would honor me by asking me to make my Opry debut with our duet. I was literally floored. It was the most memorable night of my career.” The performance wowed the Opry crowd, and put Lynn firmly in the spotlight.

 

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