Happy Birthday to Cheyenne Dalton, born December 11, 2000.
She lives on the family farm in Missouri. She is homeschooled and enjoys playing Bluegrass music with my band That Dalton Gang.
As the leader of the band, Cheyenne has worked with some amazing young musicians over the years. Each one has a left a mark on the music the band plays today.
Besides music, she likes fishing, cooking, baking, and competitive shooting. She plays violin, mandolin, guitar, and upright bass.
Cheyenne writes in her bio, “I was born loving music. I think I must have been singing before I was talking. When I was a baby my family took me to Silver Dollar City, which is close to Branson, MO. I got to hear the amazing music of the bands that had come there to play. How could I have guessed that one day I would actually be on stage there, playing and singing my music, hoping to make others as happy as this music has always made me.”
I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie