Danny Dill

Date: 1975 November 20
Length: 115 min.
Call Number: OH53


Songwriter. Born September 19, 1924. Career most active 1950s-1970s. Among his songwriting credits are several country standards, including “Long Black Veil,” and “Detroit City.” Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1975 November 20
(1 hour, 55 minutes)
Songwriter Danny Dill describes his career in country music. Discussion includes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry; stories behind his songs, including “Long Black Veil,” and “Detroit City”; experiences as a Nashville songwriter; changes in country music songwriting over the years; and performing as Annie Lou & Danny.