“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I am so honored to be recieving the 2022 Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Josie Music Awards - the world's largest independent music awards show.
This award, and even the project itself, would not have been possible if not for my good friend Thom Metcalf. It was Thom’s idea that I do a duet with Willie Nelson, and his suggestion that the song be “Slow Movin’ Outlaw” written by Dee Moeller. He also used his connections to present the idea to Willie, and the rest, as they say, is history. To be the only woman in the company of such greats as Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Willie himself was a high point for me and an important milestone in my career, and I believe for women in country music in general. Thank you forever Thom!
Special thanks to Red Giant Rights Group for making this happen!
I love Texas, and I have tons of good friends there, but I just can't agree with some of the decisions their politicians are making
I Can't Breathe
This song shot out of me like the tears that shot out of my eyes watching what I saw on the TV again and again. And because of the sensitivity around the issue, we did not want people to think that we were high-jacking the cause for any personal gain. From the beginning, my manager Leslie Adams, my co-author and producer Jimmy Jackson and I agreed that we wanted to honor the spirit of the Black Lives Matter movement. To be precise, and partly because of my work teaching in the California Prison System, all proceeds will go to the Equal Justice Initiative part of the movement. You can check them out at https://eji.org/ We chose this foundation after checking it out on Charity Navigator where they have a 100% rating, over 90% of monies raised go to fund their programs, and only 6.2% is spent on administrative overhead (compared to an average of 40%). https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12756
Yours truly, Lacy J. Dalton