“Sometimes in love people need reassurance – and I hope we can always make the people we love know that they are loved and perhaps we really do need to tell them as often as we can that we love them. Unlike the title of the song and the line ‘don’t we show it in a million ways’, in retrospect I think people need to hear it.” – Lacy J. Dalton about “Do I Have To Tell You.”
Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 11/17/2023
The Hollywood Times is honored to premiere Lacy J. Dalton’s song “Do I Have To Tell You” today, Friday, November 17, 2023.
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Lacy J. Dalton is correct in saying that people need to hear this song. Whether a partner, husband, wife, family members or friends, we all need to remember to say I Love You and not make it something we Have to do, but rather Want to do. Thanks Lacy J. for bringing us this earlier recording of yours from 1978 under the name Jill Croston for us all to enjoy. Download your copy today and add it to your playlist. Don’t forget to share the news with everyone in your life. Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
Lacy J. Dalton’s first album from 1978 was titled Jill Croston and featured ten songs.
Good Time Mama
Higher And Higher –
Black Jack Davey
Threw It All Away
Do I Have To Tell You
About Lacy J. Dalton
First hitting the Country Top-20 in 1979 with “Crazy Blue Eyes,” 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,” “Hillbilly Girl With The Blues,” and “Black Coffee.” During her career, she has collaborated with such Country Music Hall of Fame members as 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, which also included duets with Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Carlos Santana, and Neil Young.
Dalton recorded a four-song EP ‘Scarecrow’ which is available on all streaming music sites. Dalton is a 2017 inductee of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame.
She continues to record and perform. As an independent artist , Lacy has released three albums, “Wild Horse Crossing” on her own label, Song Dog Records in 1999. The “Last Wild Place Anthology” went #1 on the World Independent Chart, a year later the CD went #1 on the American Western Music Chart, and then Allison Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, used the hit song “Slip Away” from the Anthology CD on the soundtrack of her independent film, “Don’t Tell”. In 2010 she also released, a tribute to Hank Williams Sr., entitled, “Here’s To Hank”.
Lacy has written 30 new songs and plans to record some of them soon.