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Rhonda and Darrin Vincent make history

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – For the first time in the history of the Billboard country and bluegrass charts, siblings - the Vincents - occupy the top two spots. Rhonda Vincent has held down the top spot on the bluegrass chart with her new disc "Good Thing Going," while brother Darrin, one half of Dailey & Vincent, is number two on the bluegrass chart with their self-titled debut.

Dailey & Vincent's song "By the Mark" remain at number 1 for the fourth consecutive week on the Count Down Yonder Weekly Top 17 Songs of SIRIUS Bluegrass.

The duo also unfortunately were part of Kansas City history on Sunday when they were stranded at the airport during the longest closure in its 35-year history. The delay, caused by snow and ice, forced them to cancel their performance at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, Mass. on Sunday.

"We're so disappointed about missing our performance at Joe Val," said Jamie Dailey. "It's a great festival to be a part of, and we were really looking forward to seeing everyone there."

This weekend, Dailey & Vincent will perform at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, N.C. (Feb. 22) and at the Gateway City Bluegrass Festival in St. Louis (Feb. 23).

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Only Me CD review - Only Me
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Brothers of the Highway CD review - Brothers of the Highway
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