Country Music Musician. Guest starred on the Grand Ole Opry in 1952 and became a member in 1953. First Female Million-selling artist. Pianist with a thumping Ragtime style. Earned the name "Queen of the Ragtime Pianists" and remained a member of the Grand Ole Opry until her death at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Del had a stroke on September 22nd of 1989, the same day she was scheduled to appear on the Legendary Ladies of Country Music Show at the Grand Ole Opry and died later that same year from complications.
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To remember a great lady of Tennessee on her birthday. In the 60's, I had the privilege of seeing you on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium. Of course, you played "Down Yonder" effortlessly. Thank you for sharing your talent and beautiful smile with a...(Read more) -
Carol -- Nashville, TN Added: Feb. 22, 2016