|Born||September 19, 1924|
Clarksburg, Tennessee, United States
|Origin||Huntingdon, Tennessee, United States|
|Died||October 23, 2008 (aged 84)|
Davidson County, Tennessee
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. Annie Lou And Danny Dill were made members of The Opry in the 1940s. 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 "Detroit City (I Wanna Go Home)", that was a hit for Bobby Bare, Tom Jones and Dean Martin.