Bill Gatzimos is the husband of Crystal Gayle, an American country music singer widely known for her 1977 hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. Gayle and her husband, Bill Gatzimos, wrote the latter song together. The title track from her second studio album, Somebody Loves You, also reached the top ten.
Who Is Bill Gatzimos?
Bill Gatzimos, 77, is the loving husband of Crystal Gayle. In 1971, the two of them tied the knot. While Gayle was signed to United Artists Records and Gatzimos was attending law school at Vanderbilt University, the two started dating in high school.
Gatzimos took over as Gayle’s manager when he graduated from law school and is now the president of the couple’s business, Gayle Enterprises. Gayle claims the couple’s happy union is due to the fact that they both get to pursue “own interests” and “breathe.”
Catherine, born in 1983, and Christos, born in 1986, are the couple’s children. Gayle’s 2019 album was co-produced by her son, who is now a record producer. When Gayle’s first child was born, she continued working frequently. In 2003 she said,
“When I was onstage, I remember coming off stage and breast-feeding and then doing another show.”
Gayle stayed at home after the birth of the couple’s second child. She also has a grandson named Elijah. On May 24, 2022, Elijah completed his gradation, she wrote,
“It was great being at The Grand Ole Opry House @opry for the High School Graduation of my grandson, Elijah. We are very proud. 🎶❤️🎶 @christos_gatzimos. #memories #future #dreams #thebestisyettocome”
Couple has a grandson named Björn. In an interview from 2011, Gayle expressed her love for her grandchildren.
“Holidays are so amazing with Elijah. We make cookies, which is great because I never really got much of a chance to do this with my own children. There’s a pull when I go on the road when I’m not around him, and I want to be. He’s just a bright spot that you want to see all the time. He loves life.”
On June 18, 2022, Crystal Gayle celebrated the birthday of her husband. She wrote on her Instagram, “Happy Birthday Bill! We’ve enjoyed many wonderful birthdays together. Love you!❤️🥳❤️”. Fans also commented on the memorable occasion and wished him the birthday,
One fan wrote: “Happy birthday! So good meeting you both. Best of luck to y’all on the road.❤️” While another wrote, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!ENJOY YOUR DAY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH MANY MANY MORE❤️🙌”
While another wrote,
“Y’all kids look great. Like y’all did at Gilley’s in ‘76. I interviewed you and talked to Bill when he was playing the pinball machine. Next year marks my 50th year covering country music, and one of the most memorable nights was interviewing you at Gilley’s. I remember I interviewed Loretta in the late ‘’70s on her bus following her Houston Rodeo concert. Her people wanted he to join them for dinner, but she said no, that it was more important to do the interview. Someday I need to write a book and include my Crystal and Loretta special memories!!!”
- Bill Gatzimos’ wife, Gayle musical style is rooted in country, but is also in pop and folk music.
- He is not active on social media platforms.
- His wife, Crystal Gayle was the last of eight children born to Clara Marie “Clary” (née Ramey; May 5, 1912 – November 24, 1981) and Melvin Theodore “Ted” Webb (June 6, 1906 – February 22, 1959).
- On June 03, 2023, couple celebrated their anniversary. She wrote on her Instagram, “Through the years…. Love you Bill! Happy Anniversary! ❤️”