I don’t know much about bluegrass music. Mostly, I’m a traditional country music fan. I’ve expanded my ‘likes’ a little bit, and they what I like includes some of (but not ALL of) today’s country/pop, and country/rock and whatever else country radio is tossing our direction. Traditional country music is still my biggest love. However, this past August I had the opportunity to see Dailey & Vincent on stage at one of our local fairs. And there are just no words to tell you all how much I enjoyed that show. These two men, and their band, were on that stage doing everything I expected to see at a concert. And I had one of the best concert experiences of my entire life. (To read about that show, and see more photos from the August concert, click here.)
That said, I shouldn’t be at all surprised to see that this Grammy-nominated duo has picked up multiple top honors at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards held last Sunday. I received the following press release, and wanted to pass it on for all of you. The photos, scattered throughout this post, were all ones I took last August, when I got to see their show.
Famed bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent received multiple top honors at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards on Sunday, February 3, where they were named “Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall),” “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary).” These awards come on the heels of their GRAMMY nomination “Bluegrass Album of the Year” (awards to be held on February 10, 2013), their second GRAMMY nomination since the formation of the celebrated duo in 2012.
Dailey & Vincent toured throughout the country last year, performing over 115 shows, including several high-profile and prestigious events with the Grand Ole Opry, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the ACM Honors, the BMI Awards and the IBMA Awards. Their tour schedule will continue to expand having recently signed an exclusive booking agreement with CAA, one of the world’s top talent agencies.
The three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Entertainers of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” winners are active in giving back to the community. The duo founded The Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund, administered through the Cookeville Regional Medical Foundation, a 501©(3) organization in Tennessee. It exists to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged children of Tennessee’s Jackson and DeKalb counties to meet immediate medical, nutritional and educational needs not covered by insurance or other means. They helped raise over $25,000 during their September 2012 concert which brought the total monetary contribution to over $80,000 since Helping Hands’ inception in 2010.
In addition to their web site, I hope you will follow them on Twitter @DaileyVincent, visit and ‘Like’ their facebook page, and be sure to watch some of the videos on their YouTube channel, too. If you think you don’t know much about bluegrass, or if you think you don’t like bluegrass – here are the people who can change your mind. I love Dailey & Vincent! I think you will, too.