Personalities | Lacy J. Dalton | Mainstream Country

(Vocalist, b. 1948)

Pennsylvania-born Dalton (real name Jill Byrem) worked as a folk singer, recorded under the name of Jill Corston, and was part of the rock group Office before emerging in 1979 after producer Billy Sherrill heard a demo tape. Recording gritty, real-life songs, she won respect and a string of Top 20 country hits following her debut release, ‘Crazy Blue Eyes’ (1979). ‘Hard Times’ (1980) and Tom Schuyler’s songwriter’s anthem ‘16th Avenue’ (1982) typified her unshakeable good ol’ girl image. She continues to perform and record despite having left Nashville during the 1990s. Song Dog Records released her The Last Wild Place album in 2004.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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