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Dailey & Vincent Record A Cappella Gospel CD For Tennessee Bible College
Jessica Phillips | September 25, 2009
Reigning IBMA Entertainer of the Year, duo Dailey & Vincent, have some of the finest, tightest harmonies in bluegrass music. They also have two of the biggest hearts for helping people out.
Dailey & Vincent will release a collection of a cappella songs, Singing From the Heart, on October 20th. Proceeds from the album will benefit
Tennessee Bible College. The college is a Church of Christ institution, so the duo took care in creating an album of a cappella spiritual songs, in keeping with the Christian denomination's practice of singing without instruments.
The college's president tells of how the idea came about. "Since its beginning, there has never been a worthy student turned away for the lack of funds. When I got to know Jamie as a dear friend, I told him about TBC. I told him that we were constantly in need of funds for worthy students. I asked Jamie if he could take the lead and develop a quartet CD of a cappella singing. He said he could and so he did. He picked up Darrin Vincent, who has been a tremendous helper and an untiring worker. We love Dailey & Vincent."
Darrin Vincent says, "They never turn anyone down who doesn't have the money to get a degree in Bible and that impressed us."
The duo also brought in some major star power for the album, including Doyle Lawson and Molly Skaggs (daughter of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White).
Vincent adds, "I want the listeners to get a blessing from this music, and to know how special it is to take a song and blend voices a cappella. It moves me emotionally to hear how much of an impact singing without instruments gives to the lyrics."