Lacy J. Dalton Celebrates 40th Anniversary of “Everybody Makes Mistakes”

Article Contributed by 2911 Media | Published on Friday, December 10, 2021

Country hit-maker Lacy. J Dalton celebrated the 40th anniversary of her hit single, “Everybody Makes Mistakes.” Released on December 5th, 1981, the second single from her album Takin’ It Easy reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The emotional song was co-written by Dalton and Mark Sherrill and has remained a fan favorite over the years. Taking an inward focus, Dalton channeled the heartfelt emotions that we all face throughout life when it comes to all decisions, good or bad. Ultimately we have to learn from all mistakes to grow and by doing so, we become better people.

“I didn't know until a couple of years ago, when a DJ in Pennsylvania told me, that BMI said this song has the most radio airplay in the states of all the songs I've ever written.  I never knew that - and I really like this song,” shares Dalton. “Life is hard and we can’t muster in the past. Although we all make them, we can’t allow our mistakes to define us as a person or hold them against someone forever.”

2021 also marked the 40th anniversary of Dalton’s album and title track “Takin’ It Easy” which reached number 2 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart and received a Million Airplay award from BMI. The easygoing tune came to life by Dalton and Mark while on a boat in the middle of Old Hickory Lake near Nashville, before being taken to Billy Sherrill for production. Once released, “Takin’ It Easy” became Dalton’s highest-charting single and one of her most well-known songs to date.

Lacy J. Dalton on Tour:
December 17 - Estes Park, CO / Stanley Hotel
December 19 - Virginia City, NV / Red Dog Saloon
January 15-22 - Fort Lauderdale, FL / The Country Music Cruise

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 platinum-selling 'Half Nelson' album, which also included duets with Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Carlos Santana, Neil Young.

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.