March 24, 2022 EP 42 - Country Music Legend Lacy J. Dalton: In Her Own Words

First hitting the Country Top-20 in 1979 with “Crazy Blue Eyes,” Lacy J. Dalton was one of the most successful female vocalists of the format during the 80s with the CMA-nominated anthem “16th Avenue,” as well as hits like “Takin’ It Easy,” “Everybody Makes Mistakes,” and “Black Coffee” to name a few.

During her career, she has collaborated with such Country Music Hall of Fame members Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and George Jones. She toured with outlaws like Hank Williams Jr. at a time when it was very unusual for a woman to do so. She also toured for a long period of time with Willie Nelson and was the only female on his 'Half Nelson' album.

Lacy J. Dalton is a 2017 inductee of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame.