Chanteuse Country US née Jill Byrem, le 13 Octobre 1948 à Bloomsburg (Pennsylvanie).

Eclectic and bluesy, Lacy J. Dalton was one of the most distinctive female country singers of the '80s, landing a few hits on the strength of her gritty, nuanced Vocalss. Dalton was born Jill Byrem in Bloomsburg, PA, in 1948 and grew up in a highly musical family; her first loves were folkies like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, but she also soaked up country music through her father. She briefly attended Brigham Young University but dropped out and drifted around the country for a time; she eventually went to Los Angeles, then migrated to Santa Cruz, where she performed as a protest-oriented folksinger. During the late '60s, she sang with a Bay Area psychedelic rock band called Office; she also became Jill Croston when she married the group's manager, though, sadly, he died in a swimming pool accident. She went on to reinvent herself as a country performer, adopting the stage name Lacy J. Dalton, and landed a deal with CBS when producer Billy Sherrill heard her demo tape in 1979. Her Top 20 debut single, "Crazy Blue Eyes," helped her win the CMA's Best New Artist Award, and she scored an impressive run of hits over the next three years, highlighted by "Hard Times," "Tennessee Waltz," "Hillbilly Girl with the Blues," the number two smash "Takin' It Easy," "16th Avenue," and "Everybody Makes Mistakes" (all but "Tennessee Waltz" made the Top Ten). Dalton's albums also received strong reviews for their adventurous, borderless taste in material, particularly her self-titled debut. A 1983 cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" was her final Top Ten entry, but she continued to record for CBS through 1987; part of her commercial slide was due to her ambitious stylistic shifts, as she devoted attention to rock-oriented material (1986's Highway Diner, whose "Working Class Man" was a decent-sized hit), blues, and bluegrass. She subsequently departed for Capitol, where she recorded four albums through 1992. In 1999, she assembled the Wild Horse Crossing compilation, which featured several new tracks of her own and was released by her own Let 'Em Run foundation, which worked to preserve the wild horses of the west.

http://www.lacyjdalton.com

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Soul, Country-Pop

https://youtu.be/GwZWCJI1lT4

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

09/1979 SP COLUMBIA 1-11107 (US) Crazy Blue Eyes / Late Night Kind Of Lonesome
01/1980 SP COLUMBIA 1-11190 (US) Tennessee Waltz / Beer Drinkin' Song
04/1980 SP COLUMBIA 1-11253 (US) Losing Kind Of Love / Carolina Come On
08/1980 SP COLUMBIA 1-11343 (US) Hard Times / Old Soldier
11/1980 SP COLUMBIA 11-11410 (US) Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Me 'n' You
03/1981 SP COLUMBIA 11-01036 (US) Whisper / China Doll
06/1981 SP COLUMBIA 18-02188 (US) Takin' It Easy / Golden Memories
11/1981 SP COLUMBIA 18-02637 (US) Everybody Makes Mistakes / Wild Turkey
03/1982 SP COLUMBIA 18-02847 (US) Slow Down / One Of The Unsatisfied
08/1982 SP COLUMBIA 18-03184 (US) 16th Avenue / You Can't Take The Texas Out Of Me
02/1983 SP COLUMBIA 38-03628 (US) It's A Dirty Job (with Bobby BARE) / Caught In The Spotlight
05/1983 SP COLUMBIA 38-03926 (US) Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Hold Me Again
09/1983 SP COLUMBIA 38-04133 (US) Windin' Down / Dixie Devil
10/1984 SP COLUMBIA 38-04696 (US) Too Many Miles / If That Ain't Love
03/1985 SP EPIC 34-04876 (US) Size Seven Round (with George JONES) / All I Want To Do In Life (George JONES & Janie FRICKE)
04/1985 SP COLUMBIA 38-04884 (US) You Can't Run Away From Your Heart / The Night Has A Heart Of It's Own
09/1985 SP COLUMBIA 38-05644 (US) The Night Has A Heart Of Its Own / Adios And Run
10/1985 SP COLUMBIA 38-05677 (US) Slow Movin' Outlaw (with Willie NELSON) / They All Went To Mexico (Willie NELSON & Carlos SANTANA)
01/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-05759 (US) Don't Fall In Love With Me / Over You
05/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-06098 (US) Working Class Man / Can't See Me Without You
11/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-06360 (US) This Ol' Town / Up With The Wind
1988 SP COLUMBIA 18-08400 (US) 16th Avenue / Working Class Man
01/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-53487 (US) The Heart / Hard Luck Ace
03/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-66007 (US) 'm A Survivor / Walking Wounded
07/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL-66015 (US) Hard Luck Ace / Turn To The One
02/1990 SP CAPITOL 44519 (US) Black Coffee / I'm Right Here

Albums

1978 LP 12" HARBOR SCH 001 (US) JILL CROSTAN - Good Time Mama / Jamaica / Burnin' Love / Isabella / Higher And Higher / Black Jack Davey / Evenin' Comes / Threw It All Away / Snake Song / Do I Have To Tell You
02/1980 LP 12" COLUMBIA JC 36322 (US) LACY J. DALTON - Crazy Blue Eyes / High Like An Angel / Honky Tonk Man / Carolina Come On / Beer Drinkin' Songs / Tennessee Waltz  / Late Night Kind Of Lonesome / Losing Kind Of Love / Are There Any Cowboys Left (In The Good Ol' USA) / Turn My Head Around
09/1980 LP 12" COLUMBIA JC 36763 (US) HARD TIMES - Hard Times / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / China Doll / Old Soldier / Ain't Nobody Who Could Do It Like My Daddy Could / You Can't Fool Love / Wide Eyed And Willing / Girls From Santa Cruz / Whisper / Me'n You
06/1981 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 37327 (US) TAKIN' IT EASY - Takin' It Easy / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Where Were You When I Needed You / Come To Me / Comes A Time / Wild Turkey / Golden Memories / Let Me In The Fast Lane / Feedin' The Fire / Somebody Killed Dovey Jones Daughter
06/1982 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 37975 (US) 16TH AVENUE - 16th Avenue / Rained On / Blue Eyed Blues / You Can't Take The Texas Out Of Me / One Of The Unsatisfied / Jamaica / Heartbeat / Slow Down / Love It Away / Imagine That
05/1983 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 38604 (US) DREAM BABY - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / My Old Yellow Car / Too Many Miles / Waltztime For God / Windin' Down / You Satisfy Me / Baby You Can Rock With Me / You Got It Comin' Tonight / Dixie Devil
10/1983 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 38883 (US) GREATEST HITS - Takin' It Easy / Slow Down / Crazy Blue Eyes / Hard Times / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Whisper / Long Kind Of Love / Tennessee Waltz / 16th Avenue
05/1985 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 40028 (US) CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR HEART - You Can't Run Away From Your Heart / Too Late To Stop Lovin' You Now / Don't Fall In Love With Me / Over You / Perfectly Crazy / If That Ain't Love / Night Has A Heart Of Its Own / Silver Eagle / Adios And Run / Slow Movin' Outlaw
06/1986 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 40393 (US) HIGHWAY DINER - Working Class Man / 12:05 / Changing All The Time / Takin' It All In Stride / Can't See Me Without You / This Ol' Town / Up With The Wind / Boomtown / Gone Again / Closing Time
1986 LP 12" CBS 450424 1 (GER) I LOVE COUNTRY - Takin' It Easy / Slow Down / Crazy Blue Eyes / Hard Times / Everybody Makes Mistakes / That's Good - That's Bad / Whisper / Wild Turkey / 16th Avenue / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Tennessee Waltz / Losing Kind Of Love / My Old Yellow Car / Slow Movin' Outlaw / Dream Baby / You Can't Run Away From Your Heart
05/1987 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC 40780 (US) BLUE EYED BLUES - Have I Got A Heart For You / It's A Dirty Job / Blue Eyed Blues / That's Good That's Bad / Gotta Serve Somebody / I'll Love Them Whatever They Are / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / 16th Avenue / My Old Yellow Car / Love Gone Cold
1988 LP 12" WESTWOOD ONE LG 88-46 (US) LIVE FROM GILLEY'S - You Can't Take Texas / Wild-Eyed & Willin' / Break My Heart / Golden Memories / Wild Turkey / Whisper / Imagine That / High Like An Angel / Sweet Dream Baby / Crazy Blue Eyes / You Got It Coming / You Satisfy Me / 16th Avenue / You Can Rock With Me
02/1989 CD UNIVERSAL 42264 (US) SURVIVOR - I'm A Survivor / Walking Wounded / Diamond All The Time / Still Crazy After All These Years / Old Friends / Turn To The One / Heart / Me And These Arms / They Don't Make Them Like They Used To / Hard Luck Ace
02/1990 CD SONY A-21523 (US) SOMETHIN' SPECIAL - Hard Times / Over You / Closing Time / Losing Kind Of Love / Are There Any Cowboys Left / Old Soldier / If That Ain't Love / 16th Avenue / Honky Tonk Man / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
03/1990 CD CAPITOL CDP 94569 2 (US)
LACY J. - Don't Try To Tell Me (Nothin's Goin' On) / Black Coffee / Where Did We Go Right / Turn To A Little / Third Rate Romance / Long Way Down / Ain't No Question / Lonesome (As The Night Is Long) / Walk That Line / Shaky Ground / That Road
04/1991 CD CAPITOL 94561 (US)
CRAZY LOVE - Forever In My Heart / Crazy Love / Loveless Cafe / Deal / Walk Away / Restless / Lightnin' Strikes A Good Man / Rainman / Lay A Little Love On Me / Little Boy Blue
04/1992 CD CAPITOL 97931 (US) CHAINS ON THE WIND - Heartache In Disguise / Chains On The Wind / Rocks From A Rolling Stone / Love Hurts / Bye Bye Love / Stay With Me / Here Today Here Tomorrow / Never Gonna Lose My Love / Lay A Little Love On Me / Like The Aswer To A Prayer
1993 CD GILLEY'S 21523 (US) SOMETHIN' SPECIAL - Hard Times / Over You / Closing Time / Losing Kind Of Love / Are There Any Cowboys Left / Old Soldier / If That Ain't Love / 16th Avenue / Honky Tonk Man / Dream Baby
1994 CD LIBERTY 0777-7 (US)
THE BEST OF LACY J. DALTON - Black Coffee / Where Did We Go Right / Love Hurts / Lonesome (As The Night Is Long) / The Deal / Bye, Bye Love (with Eddie RABBITT) / I'm A Survivor / Turn To The One / Crazy Love / Hard Luck Ace
01/1997 CD KRB 28464 (UK)

SOMETHING SPECIAL - 16th Avenue / Honky Tonk Man / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Hard Times / Are There Any Cowboys Left (In The Good Ol' USA / If That Ain't Love

11/1997 CD RELIX 8008 (US) GILLEY'S UNRELEASED PERFORMANCE OF LACY J. DALTON - Ain't Nobody Can Do It Like My Daddy / Are There Any Cowboys Left / Crazy Blue Eyes /  Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Tennese Waltz / Hard Times / Takin It Easy / Late Night Kind Of Lonesome / Everybody Make Mistakes / Losin Kind Of Love / Whisper / Wild Turkey / Tulsa Roadhouse
08/1998 CD SONY 33595 (US) PURE COUNTRY - Takin' It Easy / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Hard Times / Whisper / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Slow Down / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Size Seven Ground (Made Of Gold) / Working Class Man / 16th Avenue
01/1999 CD WILD HORSE CR. WHC-99-CD (US)

WILD HORSE CROSSING - LACY J. DALTON AND FRIENDS - Mustang (with Robert "Skip" DEES) / Let 'Em Run / Horseplay (with Steven Earl SWINFORD) / Escape (with Richard ELLOYAN) / Wild Pony Lullaby / Mustang Ramble (with Steven Earl SWINFORD) / Run Mustang Run / Palomino My Amigo (w. Beans SOUSA) / Flying Outlaw Mustang (with Bruce KNOWLTON) / Mustang Moon (with John TYSON) / Horse Comin' / Outlaw (with David JOHN & The COMSTOCK COWBOYS)

01/2000 2 CD PLATINIUM 1773 (US) JANIE FRICKE AND LACY J. DALTON - (Janie FRICKE & Lacy J. DALTON) :
CD 1 : Janie FRICKE : Down to My Last Broken Heart / I'll Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry) / Do Me With Love / You Don't Know About Me / It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy / Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby / He's a Heartache (Looking for A Place To Happen) / Tell Me A Lie / Let's Stop Talkin' About It / Your Heart's Not In It
CD 2 : Lacy J. DALTON : Takin' It Easy / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Hard Times / Whisper / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Slow Down / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Size Seven Round (Made Of Gold) / Working Class Man / 16th Avenue
05/2000 CD RENAISSANCE  RMED-00228 (US) ANTHOLOGY - Crazy Blue Eyes / Tennessee Waltz / Losing Kind Of Love / Hard Times / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Whisper, Takin' It Easy / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Slow Down / 16th Avenue / It's A Dirty Job / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / If That Ain't Love / You Can't Run Away From Your Heart / Size Seven Round (Made Of Gold) / Working Class Man / This Ol' Town / Heart/Hard Luck Ace / Black Coffee / Don't Fall In Love With Me
01/2001 CD KRB 8111 (UK)

TAKIN' IT EASY - 16th Avenue / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Working Class Man / Tennessee Waltz / Crazy Blue Eyes / Takin' It Easy / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Hard Times / Whisper

05/2001 CD EMI 527036 (UK) COUNTRY CLASSICS - Black Coffee / Heart / I'm A Survivor / Hard Luck Ace / Love Hurts / Ain't No Question / Don't Try To Tell Me / Heartache In Disguise / Bye Bye Love / Stay With Me / Forever In My Heart / Loveless Cafe / Lay A Little Love On Me / Old Friends / Turn To The One / Me And These Arms / Here Today Here Tomorrow / Turn To A Little 3rd Rate Romance / Lonesome (As The Night Is Long) / That Road
07/2003 CD PLATINUM DISC 1792 (US) PURE COUNTRY - Takin' It Easy / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / Hard Times / Whisper / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Slow Down / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Size Seven Ground (Made Of Gold) / Working Class Man / 16th Avenue
07/2004 CD SONG DOG 222 (US) THE LAST WILD PLACE - Listen To The Wind / Heart Of Hearts / Wanderers / Old Dog Blue / Alaska Song / Standin' Knee Deep / Slip Away / Little Boy Blue / Last Wild Place / Sanctuary / She Could Run / Boundless Skies
09/2005 CD KING 0584-2 (US) BEST OF THE BEST - Takin' It Easy / Everybody Makes Mistakes / Hard Times / Hillbilly Girl With The Blues / 16th Avenue / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Whisper / Working Class Man / Crazy Blue Eyes / Tennessee Waltz
11/2010 CD BSW BSW 72610 (US) HERE’S TO HANK - Hey Good Lookin' / Lovesick Blues / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Your Cheating Heart / (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle / Jambalaya (On the Bayou) / Why Don't You Love Me / Cold Cold Heart / Honky Tonk Blues / Take These Chains From My Heart / You Win Again
05/2011 CD SONG DOG ? (US) WE ARE ROTARY - We Are Rotary / Black Coffee / Hey Good Lookin' / Slip Away / Crazy Blue Eyes / Takin' It Easy / Little Boy Blue / Heart Of Hearts / Standing Knee Deep / She Could Run / 16th Avenue / This Close
08/2012 CD MORELLO MRLL 4 (US) SURVIVOR + LACY J. - I'm A Survivor / Walking Wounded / A Diamond All The Time / Still Crazy After All These Years / Old Friends / Turn To The One / The Heart / Me And These Arms / They Don't Make Them Like They Used To / Hard Luck Ace / Don't Try To Tell Me (Nothin's Goin' On) / Black Coffee / Where Did We Go Right? / Turn To A Little 3rd Rate Romance / Long Way Down / Ain't No Question / Lonesome (As The Night Is Long) / Walk That Line / Shaky Ground / That Road Still Looks Real Good To Me

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