Dale gained some notoriety in 2012 for Life Goes On, a song he wrote with Steve Thomas. It served as the title track for the IBMA Recorded Event of The Year from Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. It was the only song on the album not recorded live from the MACC stage, as promoter Darrel Adkins felt it so perfectly epitomized the theme of their efforts.
Dale created this music video last Spring to help promote Life Goes On.
RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR: Life Goes On by Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Rickey Wasson, Randy Kohrs, D.A. Adkins, Garnet Bowman, Lynn Butler, Ashley Kohrs, Gary Payne, Dale Pyatt, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Jay Weaver, Ron Stewart & Jim VanCleve (artists); Bob Kelley, Jack Campitelli & Darrel Adkins (producers); Rural Rhythm Records (label).
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR:
- Banjo: Sammy Shelor
- Bass: Marshall Wilborn
- Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
- Dobro: Rob Ickes
- Guitar: Bryan Sutton
- Mandolin: Adam Steffey