NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — When award winning duo Dailey & Vincent filmed their newest video just over six weeks ago, they didn’t realize just how timely it would be. The popular publication Wide Open Country will premiere the video, “Unsung Heroes,” on Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. (http://www.wideopencountry.com/)
Over the past two months, the United States has been slammed by hurricanes in Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico, reeking havoc for people who call those places home. Those disasters were followed by a gunman in a Las Vegas hotel reigning terror on thousands attending a Country Music concert just a few hundred feet below his room.
“It’s easy to look at these events and lose hope,” said Jamie Dailey, who co-wrote the song with fellow Grand Ole Opry Stars Bill Anderson and Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers. “But in the midst of the horror, strangers began reaching out to one another to help. In areas hit hard by hurricanes, volunteers came in droves to help the cleanup and the rebuilding of lives. In Las Vegas, during the shooting, there are countless stories of strangers risking their own lives to save others. Some people stood in line for 3 — 4 hours to donate blood. These people did this with no thought except helping one another. They didn’t even expect a thank you. These are our everyday angels. They are unsung heroes.”
“The cool thing is that you don’t have to wait for a big disaster for these heroes to show up,” echoed Darrin Vincent. “I live in a small community in Tennessee, and I see it all the time. People who are suffering one way or the other are raised up by their neighbors who give their time and energy and sometimes money, just to help. It’s really remarkable how the smallest thing can mean so very much to someone in need. We all have the chance to be one of these heroes.”
The video for “Unsung Heroes,” shot weeks before hurricane Irma hit the Texas coast, was directed by Jennifer Bonior and filmed in Vincent’s hometown of Smithville, Tennessee. It celebrates not only the first responders and military but also the everyday neighbors who reach out to one another. Country Music fans will be pleased to see a cameo in the video from Country star Aaron Tippin. The single is from Dailey and Vincent’s new album, Patriots & Poets on Dreamlined Entertainment Group/BFD.
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Award-Winning Duo Celebrates 10-Year Milestone Plus 125th Anniversary of Historic Ryman Auditorium
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Award-winning American music duo Dailey & Vincent were honored last night at their SOLD-OUT show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The concert was held as part of the 2017 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series, where the chart topping duo were presented with a cake, commemorating 10-years together as a duo, also celebrating the Ryman’s 125th Anniversary. Grand Ole Opry GM Sally Williams was on-hand for the monumental presentation, while also showing photos from Dailey & Vincent’s first show together, which happened to be at the Opry. The event showcased Dailey & Vincent’s dynamic style, shifting from a full band sound to quartet, trio, duo, a capella and beyond.
“Dailey & Vincent have been thrilling audiences for a decade as part of Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman,” says Grand Ole Opry GM Sally Williams. “It’s no wonder why. They’re the full package – supremely talented musicians, top-notch entertainers and two of the nicest guys around.”
Dailey & Vincent performed several fan-favorites, including new songs from their latest critically-acclaimed project Patriots & Poets. There were a few surprises as well, as country legend Lee Greenwood stunned fans, joining Dailey & Vincent for a rendition of the iconic patriotic smash, “God Bless the U.S.A.”
“The sold out crowd at the Ryman Auditorium for Dailey & Vincent is not only a testimony to their popularity, but also a testimony to the interest in this group,” said WSM’s Eddie Stubbs. “They delivered the goods, getting standing ovation after standing ovation. Fans were royally entertained. Dailey & Vincent truly delivered a show.”
For more than two decades, the Ryman Auditorium has celebrated their distinction as the birthplace of bluegrass music. There are still two more chances for fans to be a part of the 2017 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. In addition to recent performances from Dailey & Vincent, Vince Gill, Earls of Leicester and Soggy Bottom Boys, upcoming shows will feature Infamous Stringdusters and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Tickets are available HERE.
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Grand Ole Opry stars Dailey & Vincent are gearing up to host their upcoming festival, Dailey & Vincent: LandFest in the Mountains, taking place in Hiawassee, Georgia Sept. 14-16, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms®. The award-winning duo and WSM are pleased to announce that legendary radio station 650 AM WSM has just joined as a media partner for the highly anticipated event. The partnership includes live coverage of Dailey & Vincent: LandFest In The Mountains on 650 AM WSM and wsmonline.com, along with airing radio specials prior to, and following the festival. The partnership will bring the highly anticipated festival to a national radio audience and a global online following. Listeners will also be treated to exclusive interviews with Dailey & Vincent, in addition to other performing artists. The emcee for the spectacle will be “Knee Deep in Bluegrass” host Cindy Baucom.
“We are extremely pleased to be extending our partnership and furthering our relationship with Dailey and Vincent,” station program manager Jonathan Shaffer said. “Not only are they ‘family’ to us – as Grand Ole Opry members – but are one of the premiere acts in bluegrass and beyond. This gives us a unique opportunity to provide high-quality live and recorded programming for D&V and WSM listeners, who are one in the same.”
Dailey & Vincent: LandFest In The Mountains will feature a unique lineup of artists, including the very best in Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Music (see full lineup below). Artists performing at the festival include Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester, The Del McCoury Band, Sierra Hull, Primitive Quartet, as well as former and current members of the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Dailey & Vincent will serve as the host for the 3-day extravaganza. The 14-time IBMA winners will also be performing songs from their latest critically acclaimed project,Patriots & Poets, which features collaborations with Steve Martin, Doyle Lawson, TaRanda Greene, David Rawlings, and Bela Fleck.
THURSDAY: SEP 14
THE CURRENT DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER
DAILEY & VINCENT
FRIDAY: SEP 15
THE BAND OF KELLEYS
AUDIE BLAYLOCK & REDLINE
THE ORIGINAL DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER
DAILEY & VINCENT
JERRY DOUGLAS PRESENTS THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
SATURDAY: SEP 16
LARRY STEPHENSON BAND
DAILEY & VINCENT
JAM WITH DAILEY & VINCENT
Fans can get the full festival experience by staying on-site. There are 189 campsites that offer full hook ups and amenities. Ticket packages range from $35.00 – $110.00 with general admission or reserved seating available. Fans can purchase tickets to the festival at DaileyVincentFest.com, DaileyVincent.com, GeorgiaMountainFairgounds.com, via phone by calling 706-896-4191, or on-site at the venue.
American music duo Dailey & Vincent are continuing the celebration of their 10-year anniversary and induction as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a recent honor on the floor of the Tennessee Senate Capitol Building during the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sponsored Senate Resolution 132, which honors the group for their many contributions to the country and state.
“It’s an honor to recognize this talented group here today,” remarked Sen. Bailey. “We are thankful for all they have done as ambassadors for Tennessee to promote job growth and the entertainment industry in our state.”
The Grammy-nominated pair treated Senate members to a performance of the song “I’ll Leave My Heart in Tennessee,” which was met with a standing ovation. The prestigious honor comes after their March 11, 2017 induction into the Grand Ole Opry, on their 101st performance on the legendary stage.
Dailey & Vincent has continued to hit new heights with their latest album, Patriots & Poets. The star-studded project features collaborations with Steve Martin, Doyle Lawson, TaRanda Greene, David Rawlings, and Bela Fleck. So far, the album has been a roaring success, with two songs hitting the Top Five on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart. The lead single, “Gimme All The Love You Got” spent three weeks in the top spot, while the Bill Anderson co-written track “That Feel Good Music” recently stormed into the Top Five.
Fans can pick up a copy of Patriots & Poets at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide, iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold. The album will also be available at Dailey & Vincent’s upcoming live shows, which include stops at venues and festivals across North American (see dates below). Another way to keep up with Dailey & Vincent is by watching their hit show, “The Dailey & Vincent Show” airing on RFD-TV Friday nights at 7:30pm ET.
Dailey & Vincent are easily some of the very best entertainers in bluegrass music. In recent years, they’ve added varying styles to their repertoire, incorporating heavy doses of Southern Gospel-style vocal quartets, classic country, and even pop influences. While it may not be bluegrass in its strictest sense, their music is always skillfully executed, with some of the best vocal work in any genre. Their newest album, Patriots & Poets, both builds and expands upon their previous releases, offering good hard-driving bluegrass alongside polished acoustic country tracks.
Most listeners will have heard the opening track, Gimme All the Love You Got, which has been burning up the bluegrass airwaves for several months. It both allows the band to show off its finely-honed quartet harmonies and the musicians’ ability to pick at upwards of 180 bpm. Jamie Dailey’s soaring high lead is impressive as ever, and fiery instrumentation from the likes of Andy Leftwich (mandolin), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Jessie Baker (banjo), and Seth Taylor (guitar) will set heads spinning. Also on the grassy side of things, though with a grittier sound guided by Baker’s banjo, is Bill and Ole Elijah, a well-written prison song with a bit of a twist at the end. Dailey collaborated with Jeffrey East on this tale of two cellmates, one young and one old, debating an escape.
Until We’re Gone has a smooth nineties country feel, sharing the story of a couple whose marriage has survived for many years despite doubts from others. It’s a sweet love song, written by Dailey, Summer McMahan, and Cory Piatt, and performed as duet with Southern Gospel singer TaRanda Greene. No Place Love Won’t Go has a similar vibe, with an uplifting, cheerful melody and the reassuring message that everyone deserves love. Guest banjo from Bela Fleck gives the song a clear, modern sound.
California is reminiscent of early Brad Paisley (bouncy, humorous, country swing), and tells of a man who reluctantly accompanies his wife, an aspiring actress, to the titular state. Steve Martin makes a brief appearance, tossing out a spoken word verse in his trademark tongue-in-cheek style. Stuart Duncan offers some fun Cajun-style fiddle on Baton Rouge, a toe-tapping number about a man trying to make it home to the one he loves. It’s very catchy, with the repeated phrase “I’d walk from Baton Rouge to Birmingham,” and could certainly be very radio friendly.
Additional highlights include the extremely impressive a capella Gospel quartet He’s Been So Good To Me, which offers praises to the Lord, and God’s Love, a traditional number that features Doyle Lawson on mandolin. Another strong track – perhaps the album’s best – is Here Comes the Flood, featuring a sparse arrangement (two guitars, from Bryan Sutton and Dave Rawlings) and haunting vocals. Co-written by Dailey and Karen Staley, it features evocative, vivid lyrics (“Here comes the flood, carrying away years of toil, sweat, and blood. Here comes the flood, all it left were broken hearts and three feet of mud.”) as it shares the far-reaching effects of a devastating natural disaster.
There’s no doubt from anyone that Dailey & Vincent offer top-shelf music, no matter whether they’re honoring the Statler Brothers, singing worshipful Southern Gospel, or diving into rip-roaring bluegrass. They continue to expand their horizons on Patriots & Poets, keeping one foot planted in their bluegrass roots but reaching out to embrace other forms of acoustic-based music. Fans of the group should enjoy it, and the band will likely draw new listeners as well.
For more information on Dailey & Vincent, visit them online at www.daileyandvincent.com. Their new album is available from a number of music retailers.