Lacy J. Dalton
Folk | Americana
COUNTRY STARS JOIN LOCAL CANCER FUNDRAISER Lacy J. Dalton and Collin Raye to Perform at Jam Session Four years ago, the Reno music scene lost one of its best-loved guitarists, Lin Phillips. Friends and fellow musicians from across the country gathered to celebrate his life in a memorial jam session, which received such high acclaim that is has now become an annual event. In January, the 4th Annual Lin Phillips Jam Session will be highlighted by performances from Lacy J. Dalton and Collin Raye. Lacy J. Dalton was already a regional star in California when she went to Nashville. Her “overnight” national success was powered not just by her recordings, but by a stage show that truly electrified audiences. She quickly became one of the few women who could successfully open a show for the likes of Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Charlie Daniels. Her signature song, “16th Avenue,” the anthem for Nashville songwriters, was voted one of Country’s Top 100 Songs Ever by Billboard Magazine. Lacy has had numerous Grammy nominations and won three prestigious Bay Area Music Awards for Best Country-Folk Recording. Collin Raye shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. Listeners were so touched that they used its lyrics at funerals and memorial services. That set the cornerstone for a career build on meaningful songs. “Little Rock” was an anthem for the recovery community. “Not That Different” pleaded for tolerance. “In This Life” became a wedding favorite. He won awards for the child advocacy video “I Think About You.” Five times nominated as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. This year's Jam Session will be a fundraiser for Cancer Awareness of Nevada (CAN), a nonprofit organization started by a group of concerned individuals whose own lives have been touched by cancer. Their mission is to support people in our community suffering from the effects of cancer by raising awareness and providing preventive testing and financial support, not only for medical bills, but also for regular expenses such as rent, utilities, food, and gas.