Dailey & Vincent ride the Highway in May
Monday, March 11, 2013
– Dailey & Vincent will release their sixth studio album, "Brothers Of The Highway," on May 7.
The disc is the follow-up to "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" features a pair of original Jamie Dailey compositions and covers of 10 songs cut by Vince Gill, the Louvin Brothers, Kathy Mattea, Bill Monroe, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, George Strait, and Porter Wagoner.
Jamie Dailey (voice and guitar) said, "I am extremely passionate about this album. It is a reflection of my heart, my soul, and my love for great music. When it was time to record this album, Darrin (Vincent) and I knew exactly what we wanted it to be. We both agreed that it was time to record a straight-ahead bluegrass record consisting of a blend of original songs and songs from the past that we absolutely love. We know where we came from, and we know where we want to go. We feel this record is in step with our musical dreams, and we are excited for people to hear it!"
"Brothers Of The Highway" has been a labor of love for us," sasid Vincent. "We wanted to make an album about the joys of a simple way of life and tell stories through descriptive lyrics about friends, family, and love. I am so proud of this album. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you enjoy these songs as much as we enjoyed performing them for you."
Since starting in 2007, Dailey & Vincent have won three consecutive IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, respectively; 2 Grammy nominations, and the 2011 Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year.
Dailey & Vincent's lineup includes the mandolin playing and lead and harmony vocals of Jeff Parker, banjo player Jessie Baker, fiddler B.J. Cherryholmes, and bass singer Christian Davis.
Johnny Beller (Dobro), Molly Cherryholmes (fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin), Joe Dean (banjo), Jimmy Fortune (voice), Andy Leftwich (fiddle, mandolin, mandocello), and Bryan Sutton (guitar) played on the album.
1. Steel Drivin' Man (Jamie Dailey)
2. Close By (Bill Monroe/Van Winkle)
3. When I Stop Dreaming (Charlie Louvin/Ira Louvin)
4. Back To Jackson County (Jamie Dailey)
5. Brothers Of The Highway (Doug Johnson/Nicole Witt/Kim Williams)
6. Tomorrow I'll Be Gone (Wilma Lee Cooper)
7. Hills Of Caroline (Vince Gill)
8. Big River (James Cody Shuler)
9. Howdy Neighbor Howdy (James C. Morris)
10. Won't It Be Wonderful There (Mildred Styles Johnson)
11. Back To Hancock County (Pete Goble/Leroy Drumm)
12. Where've You Been (Don Henry/Jon Vezner)
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