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Vernon dalhart-BACM

April 6, 2017

April 6th, birthday of Vernon Dalhart (April 6, 1883 – September 14, 1948), prolific country music singer and songwriter who in 1924 had the first country music million seller (“The wreck of the Ole ‘97”/”The Prisoner’s Song”). Curiously he had started out as a classical singer, making over 400 operatic recordings between 1916 and 1923. The Archive have released one CD compilation of rare Dalhart country tracks, several of them ‘Story songs’ written about current events …

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