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Danny Dill
Birth name Horace Eldred Dill
Born September 19, 1924(1924-09-19)
Origin Huntingdon, Tennessee
Died October 23, 2008 (aged 84) Davidson County, Tennessee
Genres country
Occupations singer, songwriter

Horace Eldred Dill (September 19, 1924[1]–October 23, 2008), known professionally known as Danny Dill, was an American country music singer and songwriter. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.[2]



Dill, born in Clarksburg, Tennessee, got his start as a professional musician while working with Annie Lou Stockard as Annie Lou and Danny, a duet act who performed on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1940s and 50s. Although Dill recorded as a solo artist, he found his greatest success as a songwriter.

His 1959 tune, "Long Black Veil", written with Marijohn Wilkin, was Top 10 country hit for Lefty Frizzell and has become a standard recorded by many country, folk and pop music musicians. Another notable Dill composition was Bobby Bare's 1963 recording of "Detroit City (I Wanna Go Home)".

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