Singer-songwriter known for having a significant influence in nation music. He worked well inside a piano warehouse and punched cattle, deriving his stage name from two Tx cities, Vernon and Dalhart. He was posthumously inducted in to the Nation Music Hall of Popularity in 1981. He wedded Sadie Lee Moore-Livingston in 1901. That they had two kids together. He obtained an early on gig in Woman of the Golden Western, Giacomo Puccini’s opera.