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Lacy J Dalton – “Carl the Christmas Dog” Video [Click to watch]

Plus, Dalton’s video for ‘Scarecrow’ premiered by, while the songs receives a nomination for Song Of The Year by Strictly Country Magazine’s 2020 Spirit Awards

Christmas-themed shows coming to Sonora, California (Dec. 20) Virginia City, Nevada (Dec. 22) and June Lake, California (Dec. 24)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music hit-maker Lacy J. Dalton is known for her willingness to help others, whether it be teaching songwriting to prisoners, saving wild horses throughout the West or simply rescuing a dog that has become the subject of her holiday favorite, “Carl The Christmas Dog.”

The song and video is based on a true story, however, much like the movies, it’s not meant to be a literal portrayal, and tussles the story with exaggerated humor. Carl did eat the tree, presents and a bunch of other things, but, he did not eat the cat!!

“Carl is not much of a guard dog, but he sure is like my best friend,” says Lacy J. Dalton. In making the video, Dalton adds, “This is quite the departure from many of the previous music videos, but I wanted to just get some friends and keep it fun and simple. So all we did was gather some good friends, Carl (the dog), a phone and a camera. I sure hope it brings some joy to everyone this Christmas season.”

Strictly Country Magazine honored Dalton with multiple 2019 Spirit Awards, one of which included “Carl The Christmas Dog” winning the Spirit Of Christmas award. 

Watch the video:

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New Video For “Scarecrow” Premieres By Nashvile Music Guide
With the recently released four song EP titled Scarecrow, fans have been given another taste of new music and a new music video which premiered by This new blend of deep, edgy music has taken Dalton’s songwriting in a whole new direction.

Scarecrow was produced by Ira Ingber, who’s past experiences have included playing with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Brian Wilson, and Captain Beefheart.

Lacy J. Dalton surrounded herself with experienced musicians on Scarecrow, including bassist John Avila, also a renowned producer, composer, arranger, and vocalist whose credits include performing with Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Oingo Boingo, and drummer David Raven, who has recorded and toured with the likes of Keith Richards, Norah Jones, T-bone Burnett, Steve Earle, Shelby Lynne, and Lucinda Williams.

Strictly Country Magazine also nominated Scarecrow for Song Of The Year, in their annual Spirit Awards in 2020. 

Lacy J. Dalton On Tour:
DEC 20 – Black Oak Casino / Sonora, Calif.
DEC 22 – Red Dog Saloon / Virginia City, Nev.
DEC 24 – T-Bar Social Club / June Lake, Calif.
For a complete and updated tour schedule visit

About Lacy J. Dalton:
First hitting the Country Top-20 in 1979 with “Crazy Blue Eyes,” Dalton was one of the most successful female vocalists of the format during the 80s with the CMA-nominated anthem “16th Avenue,” as well as hits like “Takin’ It Easy,” “Everybody Makes Mistakes,” “Hillbilly Girl With The Blues,” and “Black Coffee.” During her career, she has collaborated with such Country Music Hall of Fame members as Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and George Jones. She toured with outlaws like Hank Williams Jr. at a time when it was very unusual for a woman to do so. She also toured for a long period of time with Willie Nelson and was the only female on his “Half Nelson” album, which also included duets with Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Carlos Santana, Neil Young and more. The album went Platinum and Lacy received a gold record for her contribution.

Her most recent recorded work is the four song EP ‘Scarecrow’ which is now available on all streaming music sites. Dalton is a 2017 inductee of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit and follow Lacy on Facebook and Twitter.

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Lacy J Dalton – “Carl the Christmas Dog” [Official Music Video]

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Lacy J. Dalton Media Contacts:
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Lacy J. Dalton Booking Contact:
Deric Brown,, 615-346-9177