Bradley, Dale Ann

DALE ANN BRADLEY

  • From Pineville, Kentucky. Her father was a coal miner and a Baptist minister.
  • Began performing at age 14 with a group called Back Porch Grass.
  • 1988, worked at Renfro Valley.
  • 1990, joined the New Coon Creek Girls as lead singer and guitarist.
  • 1997, began performing as Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek.
  • 1997, released her first solo album East Kentucky Morning (Pinecastle).
  • 1999. released Old Southern Porches album (Pinecastle).
  • 2001, released Songs Of Praise And Glory album (Pinecastle).
  • 2001, released Cumberland River Dreams album (Doobie Shea).
  • 2003, released Send the Angels album (Mountain Home).
  • 2009, released Catch Tomorrow album (Compass).
  • 2011, released Don’t Turn Your Back album (Compass).
  • 2012, won the IBMA award for Female Vocalist of the Year for the fifth time (she also won in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011).
  • 2012, formed the band Sister Sadie with Tina Adair (mandolin), Deanie Richardson (fiddle), Gena Britt (banjo) and Beth Lawrence (bass). Their 2018 album Sister Sadie II was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2019 Sister Sadie won the IBMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year. In 2020, Sister Sadie won the IBMA Award for Entertainer of the Year as well as Vocal Group of the Year.
  • 2013, released Somewhere South of Crazy album (Compass).
  • 2015, released Pocket Full of Keys album (Pinecastle).
  • 2017, released Dale Ann Bradley album (Pinecastle).
  • 2018, was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2019, released The Hard Way album (Pinecastle).
  • 2020, released Oh Darlin’ album, with Tima Adair (mandolin and vocals) under the name “Bradley & Adair” (Pinecastle).
  • 2020, left Sister Sadie to focus on her solo career.