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).
Bluegrass icon Rhonda Vincent took a stab at country stardom early in her career, after leaving her family's Sally Mountain Show band, but before racking up an ongoing string of bluegrass classics with her band The Rage. It didn't go well, perhaps because Vincent is a traditionalist who didn't wear contemporary country production with the right artifice. It certainly wasn't because she doesn't love country music, as this new double disc set proves. There's a »»»
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Some six years and counting after their spectacular debut on the bluegrass scene, with a couple of handfuls of IBMA awards garnered along the way, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent continue to avoid the trap of sputtering out after using up their best material on the first couple of albums. The primary reason is, although they are adept at writing some of their own material (and two of the tracks on this new release, Steel Drivin' Man and Back To Jackson County are nice efforts by Dailey), »»»
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Considering that her career began at the age of three as part of her family's Sally Mountain Show gospel broadcasts on radio and television in her native Missouri, and that songs of faith and spirituality have been a prominent part of her stage shows and recordings in her past decade-plus as the reigning Queen of Bluegrass, it's something of a surprise that it's taken Rhonda Vincent until now to come out with an all-gospel release.
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