Dailey & Vincent clean up at bluegrass awards
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Dailey & Vincent clean up at bluegrass awards

Monday, February 7, 2011 – Dailey & Vincent took home seven trophies from the 37th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards, held in Nashille on Sunday.

They were honored for Bluegrass Band of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, and Album of the Year (for "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" on Cracker Barrel/Rounder Records). They also won their third consecutive awards for Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Group of the Year/Contemporary.

Jamie Dailey was named Male Vocalist of the Year/Contemporary, and Darrin Vincent took home honors for Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year, their third consecutive wins in those categories.

"We love to sing, and we love to entertain. Thanks to all of you for letting us do what we love to do," said Dailey.

Dailey & Vincent closed out the awards show with a 30-minute set.

The Grascals won three awards - Instrumental Group of the Year, Danny Roberts, Mandolin Performer of the Year and Kristin Scott Benson, Banjo Performer of the Year.

Rhonda Vincent, Darrin's band-leading sister, won both the entertainer of the year and best contemporary female vocalist prizes.

"It's an amazing feeling," said The Grascals' Jamie Johnson. "We've worked really hard to carry the tradition of bluegrass to new audiences, and we are honored to be acknowledged."

Johnson was also "humbled" to present the Hall of Greats award to bluegrass singer/songwriter and member of The Boys From Indiana, Aubrey Holt.

"We're both from Milan, Indiana, and he's been an inspiration to me for many years," Johnson says of Holt. "Aubrey has written some of the greatest songs in bluegrass history; he's had songs cut by Alison Krauss, Blue Highway, and many others, including The Grascals. I'm proud to call him my mentor, but most of all, my friend."

Other winners were:

Song: Train Without a Track, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Female Vocalist (Traditional): Alecia Nugent

Male Vocalist (Traditional): James King

Gospel Group (Traditional): Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Songwriter: Tom T. and Dixie Hall

Top instrumental performers: Tim Graves (Dobro), Josh Williams (guitar), Michael Cleveland (fiddle)

Promoter: Adams & Anderson LLC

Radio station: WDVX-FM/Knoxville, Tenn.

DJ: Joe Mullins, WBZI-AM/Xenia, Ohio


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