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!
Platinum Record (over 1 million copies sold) for her contribution to Willie Nelson's "Half Nelson" album (Lacy is the only woman on the project)
Gold Records (over 500,000 copies sold) for her contribution to Willie Nelson's "Half Nelson" album
2022 Josie Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 Pete Hutlinger Award for Music Excellence from Strictly Country Magazine and the Spirit Awards
2018 High Desert State Prison Medal
2017 Inductee into the North America Country Music Associations International Hall of Fame
1981 5th Annual Bay Area Music Awards - Best Country Folk Recording
1979 Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist
LEGENDS...I've been honored to meet and privileged to work with over the years.
Lacy has had an amazing career filled with the opportunity and fortune to sing with many of America's musical legends throughout her life including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., Judy Collins, and many, many more. As one of the biggest country stars of the 80's and 90's, she continues to explore new musical territory and compositions and performs regularly. For information on her upcoming performances, please visit her Tour page.
Here's what her friend, Judy Collins (see photo above), had to say about Lacy after a benefit concert they performed together in September 2015:
"Lacy Dalton and me at the Taylor Foundation fundraiser in Livermore the other day-- lovely to meet and spend some time together, she is a doll and such a fine singer--fun on the road, and for a great cause, the Taylor Foundation helps children with debilitating illnesses, and we're at their camp, with a beautiful set of pools and play areas, housing and outdoor beauty for these children. It is the 25th anniversary of the foundation and Elaine Taylor still runs it even though her husband Barry is gone-they continue to do much needed service for a community of children that needs help--thank you, Elaine and everyone at the festival=--we had such a great time~ Love, Jud"