Gayla Earlene

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Gayla Earlene
Gayla Earlene at the Agape' Fest Awards 2007
Background information
Born (1954-01-31) January 31, 1954 (age 62)
Origin Oklahoma, United States
Genres Gospel music, Country, Christian music
Occupation(s) Christian music singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1972 – present
Labels 3G Records

Gayla Earlene (born January 31, 1954 in Inola, Oklahoma), is a Christian country music recording artist and musician.


Earlene began her professional career at the age of 16 as a singer/songwriter.[1] In 1971, she met and married fellow artist and steel guitarist, Gene Crain. Together they formed the group Pure Country and began touring across the country. Earlene has performed on the Grand Ole Opry with other artist such as, Roy Clark, Freddy Fender, Minnie Pearl, Johnny Russell and Mel Tillis. Through the years Earlene has had major success in the Christian country market. She has amassed over fourteen number one songs and has been awarded the industries highest honors of Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year on several occasions.[2] When Earlene and her husband are not touring, the couple run a feed store called Crain Feed and Farm Supply in Skiatook, Oklahoma. They formed the company in 1975.[3]


Gayla has recorded many albums through the years that has contained many of the number one songs she has been noted for.[4]

Selected albums[edit]

Sweet Life
We're Following the Footsteps of Jesus
Ghost Story
Christmas All Through the Year
City Girl
Broken Pieces
Back to Basics
Poor Little Rich Girl

Number ones[edit]

Year Song
1998 "Broken By the Blood"
1999 "The Door", "City Girl"
2000 "When Grandma Prayed", "Who Moved"
2001 "Broken Pieces", "7/24/365"
2003 "I Didn't Know I Ever Knew"
2004 "Thank You Lord"
2005 "Catch it in a Bucket"
2006 "Poor Little Rich Girl"
2007 "Bible Billy", "Your Love"
2008 "Rebel With A Cause"

Honors and awards[edit]

Earlene received the Video of the Year award with the Artists Music Guild's 2012 AMG Heritage Awards for her work on the Hands of Hope project.[5]


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