Vernon Dalhart (Country Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Vernon Dalhart

Marion Try Slaughter, better known by his stage name Vernon Dalhart, was an American country music singer and songwriter. He recorded the first country song to sell one million copies.

Birth name: Marion Try Slaughter
Born: April 6, 1883, Jefferson, Texas, United States
Died: September 14, 1948, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres: Country
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Years active: 1913–1940
Labels: Edison, RCA Victor, Columbia, Old Homestead, Bell

About Vernon Dalhart

Singer-songwriter known for having a major influence in country music.

Before Fame

He worked in a piano warehouse and punched cattle, deriving his stage name from two Texas towns, Vernon and Dalhart.

Achievement

He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1981.

Family Life

He married Sadie Lee Moore-Livingston in 1901. They had two children together.

Associations

He scored an early gig in Girl of the Golden West, Giacomo Puccini‘s opera.

Information related to Vernon Dalhart

  • Burials at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
  • Edison Records artists
  • Old-time musicians
  • Gennett Records artists
  • Vocalion Records artists
  • Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
  • Country musicians from Texas
  • RCA Victor artists

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Latest information about Vernon Dalhart updated on September 13, 2020.


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