Exclusive Premiere: Lacy J Dalton’s ‘Devil By a Different Name’

The song is available via StarVista Music

Country music singer-songwriter and outlaw original Lacy J. Dalton is excited to release her latest single, “Devil By A Different Name” through StarVista Music. Never one to shy away from controversy, Dalton takes the bull by the horns and addresses the many issues going on in the world, proving we aren’t actually all that different.

“Call me left-wing, call me right, we are split right down the middle in this fight. Divided we fall, that rule don’t change – it’s just a devil by a different name” is a highlight of how deep Dalton goes in this heartfelt single, with hopes to inspire one person to look inward.

“Devil By A Different Name” was featured on RFD-TV and premiered by The Music Universe.

“This world is not a child anymore,” shares Dalton. “This song is me reminding myself and all the rest of us that it’s high time we learn how to get along – ‘cuz good planets are hard to find!”

Lacy J. Dalton recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her hit signature single “16th Avenue.” Written by Thom Schuyler (Dalton, Kenny Rogers, Michael Martin Murphy), the lyrics, ”God bless the boys who make the noise on 16th Avenue,” gave musical dreamers from around the world a true understanding of the music industry by showing them the significance of Nashville’s Music Row and that is where dreams could come true. Although things are different today, Lacy J. Dalton’s “16th Avenue” continues to offer hope to every songwriter or entertainer who has a dream of being heard and a place to go to chase it!

Dalton has received several notable awards over the years including a certified platinum record as the only female duet on Willie Nelson’s album, Half Nelson. She was also awarded the highest award from the boards of Strictly Country Magazine and the Spirit Awards (one of only four times in 25 years the award was given out) for her independent CD Last Wild Place Anthology. Most recently she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Josie Awards – the largest independent music awards show in the country.

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.

Her most recent recorded work is the four-song EP Scarecrow which is now available on all streaming music sites. Dalton is a 2017 inductee of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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