DeLon is a voting member of the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION(CMA) and has been a member since 2002.
"GIT", the title song and first track on this brand new album became the #1 song on the Joyce Ramgatie "TOP 40" singles chart for the reporting period of August 25, 2007 through September 22, 2007. From September 22, 2007 through October 9, 2007, it was at the #3 spot. For the reporting period, October 9, 2007 through October 25, 2007, it had RECLAIMED the #1 spot once again on the Ramgatie "TOP 40" singles chart. And it was ranked #3 as of January 7, 2008. This is a great song with staying power.
"OLD COUNTRY--NEW COUNTRY" hit the #1 spot on the "TOP 40" singles chart for the period of August 10th through August 14th, 2011.
The Joyce Ramgatie "top 200" total airplay chart and her "top 40" singles chart are published in The Netherlands. Each reporting period, there are well over 3,000 to 4,000 independent artists competing for these coveted spots on her charts. You can view these charts at this web-site:
DeLon continues to add to his impressive streak of consecutive appearances on the "independent "top 200" total airplay chart: From APRIL, 2006, through JUNE 7 2015, he has now appeared on the "top 200" total airplay chart for ONE HUNDRED EIGHT (108) CONSECUTIVE CHARTS. Following is the breakdown of this great achievement:
Since making his first appearance on the Joyce Ramgatie "top 200" total airplay chart in April, 2006, DeLon has had FOURTEEN #1 rankings; NINETEEN #2 rankings; EIGHTEEN #3 rankings; EIGHT #4 rankings; and FIFTEEN #5 rankings for a total of SEVENTY-FOUR (74) "top 5" spots on this "TOP 200" airplay chart. In addition, he has also had SEVEN #1 SONGS on the Ramgatie "TOP 40" Singles Chart from his various albums.
DeLon's new album, "GIT" is his third album. The title song is a great up-tempo song about the difficulties of getting attention from the record and publishing companies on the famed "music row" in Nashville.
This album is dedicated to the memory of DeLon's long-time friend and fellow Christian of over 30 years, the late Skeeter Davis, who passed away on September 19, 2004, after a courageous battle against cancer. DeLon recorded his version of Skeeter's biggest hit, "IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD" on this album, also as a tribute to her memory.
"STANDIN' IN THE GAP" is an up-tempo song, bringing in the names of past country stars, who have passed on, along with great song titles, so that we understand how important the "golden age" of traditional country music was and is. And, the writer of the song, DeLon, says he is "STANDIN' IN THE GAP" and will continue to sing the good ol' sounds of traditional country music.
"HEY ALBUQUERQUE, HEY KANSAS CITY" is a very up-tempo song and you are going to really enjoy this song.
"I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW/THE LAST WORD IN LONESOME IS ME" was recorded as DeLon's tribute to the great musical sounds of the late Eddy Arnold. Eddy Arnold and Jim Reeves were the main influences upon DeLon and the style of music he enjoys performing. So, DeLon combined these two great classic songs into one song.
"BURNED TWICE BEFORE" is simply a song about a person, who has lost in the game of love and is looking for that special someone, whom he can trust and to whom he can pledge his love.
"OLD COUNTRY--NEW COUNTRY" is an up-tempo song suggesting that both the old sounds of country and the new, modern, contemporary, pop sounds of country can still get along, coming out of Nashville. The record companies just need to realize that there is still a market for the more traditional sounds of country music. This song was a late release from the album and made its debut on the "top 40" singles chart in the #16 spot. Hanging around through 2010 and into 2011, this song finally hit the #1 spot on the "top 40" singles chart in August, 2011.
"HAVE YOU EVER LOST SOMEBODY?" is a song written for the many people, who have experience the loss of a loved one, but gives a very positive solution as to how to remember that special person.
"YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN" is DeLon's version of this classic song, written by Marty Robbins. DeLon has performed this song in his live concerts many times. This song is currently the #3 song on the Ramgatie "top 40" singles chart as of November 7, 2011.
"DO THE RIGHT THING" is a song written about a young teen-age girl, who finds herself pregnant. The title of this song is the signature saying for a syndicated radio talk show host, Dr. Laura. Excerpts of this song often are played on her radio show.
"WHEN I COME OF AGE" is simply DeLon's song about growing up in a small town in Iowa, and thinking about what is "over the next hill". In other words, leaving the security of the home area and getting out into the world to see what is going on. This is a very up-tempo song.
"THE LOTTERY MILLION-AIRE" is another up-tempo song and is the story about a man, who has not much of this world's goods, but decideds to take a chance on the lottery. He wins it, but there is a surprise ending to the song.
DeLon recorded his first-ever country/Gospel album, "HE'S MY ALL IN ALL" in 2009 and it received a DOVE AWARD nomination from the Gospel Music Association(GMA) for best country/Gospel album of the year. During October, 2011, DeLon went to Nashville and recorded his second country/Gospel album, "GOD's FLOWER GARDEN". You may view these two albums on the CD BABY site also.