MP3 Dalton Gang - Standing Tall
Country southern gospel
10 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Country Gospel, GOSPEL: Traditional Gospel
DALTON GANG Biography
Music With A Message......The Dalton Gang is entertaining, talented and most of all music ministers. They skillfully blend music and testimony. As the concert unfolds, it’s hard to sit through the Dalton Gang’s concert without getting involved - singing along and worshipping with them.
Perhaps the most important element of their presentation is Tom’s unique ability to establish a rapport with his listeners. It is evident that he desires to reach out and impact the lives of the audience; encouraging them to love one another so that Christ will be glorified in their lives.
Their country style, superb family harmony and lively presentation takes them coast to coast. The Dalton Gang has played at the White House in Washington, DC, on concert stages (Ohio State Fair, Dollywood, Renfro Valley, Kentucky Apple Festival), and many churches including Greentree Ministries in Atlantic City, NJ and Dr. Stewart McBernie’s church in Glendale, CA.
The Dalton Gang’s music is heard nationally on Christian radio and television. “There’s Always A Rainbow”, played by Salem’s southern gospel music network, SOLID GOSPEL, sent encouragement to millions and prompted response from across the nation. The Dalton Gang has enjoyed Top 20 songs nationally. Tom has written songs recorded by some of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups such as the McKameys, Spencers and the Singing Cookes. They have been seen by millions on Christian television such as TBN, GMT, PTL, CTN, Daystar, Dove and many syndicated and local programs.
Born in southern Ohio, Tom Dalton started singing in his home church as a young boy. In 1978, Joe and Lilly Isaacs (The Isaacs) took Tom with them on tour and, in Tennessee, introduced him to Cheryl Looper. In 1980, Cheryl became his wife and one year later they formed the popular Dalton Gang. It was Tom’s name and lively personality that earmarked the group with their unusual name--Dalton Gang. Tom has written songs recorded by some of Southern Gospel Music most popular groups such as the McKameys, Spencers, and the Singing Cookes. He is often compared to Dwight Thompson, Glen Campbell and Larry Gatlin.
Cheryl Looper Dalton, a native of middle Tennessee, was reared in a gospel music family. She worked with her father, Coleman Looper, in full-time music ministry from the early age of fifteen. Cheryl is well known for her unique vocal which blends influences of country and bluegrass with her beloved traditional gospel. She has been compared to greats like Kate Smith and Judy Garland.
The trio sound is completed by Tom and Cheryl’s daughter, Troye. She was born in Nashville, TN. “Home to me is this bus. It seems I’ve spent most of my life here--and I love it!” A favorite with the audience, they often report to the parents that Troye is the highlight.
During the 1990’s, the two Daltons joined Nashville’s music industry when a health issue forced the Dalton Gang into a sabbatical from full-time ministry. Although Tom and Cheryl were not actively touring at the time, they continued to be active in developing and establishing many other gospel music artists. Tom worked on Nashville’s Music Row where he was Marketing Director for Multimedia/Music City News’ GOSPEL VOICE magazine. He also founded Brentwood Talent and Marketing, a promotions and management company with clients such as the Crabb Family, Sparrow Records, Charlie Daniels, Marty Raybon, Andy Griffith, and Bill Gaither & the Homecoming Corporation.
In 2001, they again picked up their tour schedule and put the Dalton Gang back on the road.
Sincerity and dedication just begin to describe the Dalton Gang. They’re real. Real people. Singing about real salvation and real hope through the Lord Jesus Christ.
DALTON GANG APPEARANCES......
The Dalton Gang has been spotlighted as Christian entertainment of these special events:
White House, Pageant of Peace, December 23, 2005,Washington DC
Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH
Dollywood Theme Park, Pigeon Forge, TN
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley, KY
After Opry - Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN
Kentucky Apple Festival, Paintsville, KY
Dalton Days Celebration, Meade, KS (First gospel music on annual event)
National Quartet Convention, Nashville, TN
Renassiance Center, Dickson, TN
State Lifebuilders Conference, Jackson, MS
State Church of God Campmeeting, Jackson, MS
The Dalton Gang has been seen by millions via television:
Gospel Music Television (GMT), Pigeon Forge, TN
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Santa Ana, CA
Praise The Lord Network (PTL), Ft Mills, SC
Dove Broadcasting Network, Greenville, SC
Christian Television Network (CTN), Clearwater, FL
WIYE Super Channel 55, Orlando, FL
SYNDICATED TV PROGRAMS......
Action Sixties with Herman Bailey
Goodnight Alive with Jim Gates
Praise The Lord - TBN affiliates
Sing Out America - CBN affiliates
TOM and CHERYL DALTON Highlights......
1968, Both accept Christ as Saviour
1978, Tom Dalton is introduced to Cheryl Looper by Joe and Lillie Isaacs of The Isaacs
1980, Tom and Cheryl are married in Crossville, TN
1983, Full time music ministry as Dalton Gang begins
1983 - 1988, Record numerous albums with several songs charting nationally. Tom is a songwriter and publisher.
1988, Dalton Gang take a sabbatical from full-time ministry (due to health issues)--performing only a few select dates over the next few years.
1988 -1991,Tom serves as Director of GOSPEL VOICE magazine, owned by Multimedia, and later Gannett, He also serves on the staff of MUSIC CITY NEWS, a monthly country music magazine and parent publication to GOSPEL VOICE.
1991-1999, Tom creates Brentwood Talent & Marketing, an artist management and promotions firm, where he manages the Crabb Family, Melody Boys Quartet, Chandlers, Tammy Jones Robinette and develops promotions for the Homecoming Corporation (including reformation of the Statesmen), Spring Hill Records (including the Gaither Gospel Series), and Sparrow Records (including Marty Raybon, Charlie Daniels and Andy Griffith).
1989 -1993, Cheryl serves on the management team of Brentwood Music, a Christian music recording label.
1994, Proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Troye Pilar Dalton, born July 30
2000, Tom and Cheryl returns to music ministry as the Dalton Gang.
2001, Dalton Gang returns to FULL-TIME ministry.
a WORD from TOM.......
“Too often we live our routine lives, work our 9-5 jobs, and go to church two or three times a week. But how often do we actually reach out to help someone? The Lord has commissioned us to minister to people. We must tell them that some-one loves them. God has entrusted us with the awesome task of telling people of his saving grace and love. We want to give our best.”