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.|
|Labels:||Edison, RCA Victor, Columbia, Old Homestead, Bell|
About Vernon Dalhart
Singer-songwriter known for having a major influence in country music.
He worked in a piano warehouse and punched cattle, deriving his stage name from two Texas towns, Vernon and Dalhart.
He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1981.
He married Sadie Lee Moore-Livingston in 1901. They had two children together.
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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