RhondaVincent_SPBGMA_plaque_lrg2As the Wall Street Journal says “The New Queen of Bluegrass” has done it again… Rhonda Vincent named “Entertainer of the Year” at the 40th Annual SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Convention & Awards Show in Nashville, Tennessee.  The sold out, jammed pack venue watched as Rhonda took home the top honor the same night she was inducted into the SPBGMA Hall of Greats.  

“This was one of the greatest evenings of my career, from the induction to the Hall of Greats, Entertainer of the Year, and I’m so proud of all the men of The Rage for being honored for their incredible talents,” says Rhonda Vincent. “We travel 250 days out of the year, living our dream, playing the music we love, and this night was a great reward for all our hard work. We are very thankful for all the honors!”

RhondaVincent_OnlyMe_cvr_medIn addition, band members Josh Williams was named “Guitar Player of the Year” and Mickey Harris was named “Bass Player of the Year”.  Collectively as a group,Rhonda Vincent & the Rage were named “Instrumental Group of the Year”.

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage have received over 70 industry awards, making the group the most awarded band in bluegrass!

The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) is a not-for profit corporation, which sets out to protect this genre of music. They set out to preserve the traditional sprit and art of bluegrass music, while offering management services for any community desiring to hold a Bluegrass festival. SPBGMA organizes and conducts Bluegrass Band competitions. In these events, the instruments must be traditional acoustic instruments.  The society encourages professionalism in appearance and showmanship by the performers of SPBGMA events, while also encouraging the support of various Bluegrass publications and associations.

Rhonda_VincentRedPublicity2You can catch the Entertainer of the Year on tour in the following cities:
Feb 03, 2014 – Lexington, KY – Woodsongs
Feb 14, 2014 – Asheville, NC – Bluegrass First Class
Feb 15, 2014 – Kinston, NC – Neuse River Music Fest w/ Gene Watson
Feb 16, 2014 – Newark, OH – Midland Theatre
Feb 21, 2014 – Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
Feb 22, 2014 – Palatka, FL – Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch
Feb 23 – Mar 02, 2014 – Country’s Family Reunion/Larry’s Country Diner Caribbean Cruise
Mar 08, 2014 – Fulton, MS – Davis Event Center
Mar 14, 2014 – Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Theatre w/ Gene Watson
Mar 15, 2014 – Hurley, VA
Mar 16, 2014 – Appomattox, VA – Appomattox High School Auditorium
Mar 21, 2014 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
Mar 22, 2013 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Mar 23, 2014 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House
Mar 28, 2014 – Wilmington, OH – Roberts Convention Centre
Mar 29, 2014 – Naperville, IL – Great Northern Bluegrass Music Festival
Apr 03, 2014 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
Apr 04, 2014 – Grand Rapids, MN
Apr 11, 2014 – Pitman, NJ – Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Apr 12, 2014 – Decatur, IL
Apr 13, 2014 – Lawrenceburg, IN
Apr 24, 2014 – Burlington, VT – The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 25, 2014 – Oneonta, NY – Foothills Performing Arts Center
Apr 26, 2014 – Cumberland, MD – Alleghany High School Auditorium
Apr 27, 2014 – South Pittsburg, TN – National Cornbread Festival
May 02, 2014 – Lincolnton, GA – Little Roy & Lizzy Bluegrass Festival w/ Gene Watson
May 03, 2014 – Princeton, WV – Chuck Mathena Center
May 04, 2014 – Winchester, VA – Apple Blossom Festival
May 08-10, 2014 – Branson, MO – Silver Dollar City
May 15, 2014 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre
May 16, 2014 – Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
May 17, 2014 – Amelia, VA – Amelia Family Campground
May 22, 2014 – Curryville, MO – Back 40 Bluegrass Park
May 24, 2014 – Tightwad, MO – Truman Lake Opry
May 30, 2014 – Auburn, AL – Bluegrass on the Plains
May 31, 2014 – Columbus, MS
Jun 06, 2014 – Munfordville, KY – Green River Bluegrass Festival
Jun 07, 2014 – Princeton, KY – Pennington Folk Festival
Jun 13, 2014 – Princeton, KY – Pennington Folk Festival
Jun 27, 2014 – Grayson, KY – Rudy Fest
Jun 28, 2014 – Summersville, WV – Music in the Mountains Festival
Jul 02-06, 2014 – Queen City, MO – Sally Mountain Park
Jul 10, 2014 – Savannah, MO – The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival
Jul 12, 2014 – Centre Hall, PA – Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
Jul 19-26, 2014 – Country’s Family Reunion/Larry’s Country Diner Alaskan Cruise
Aug 09, 2014 – Greenwich, OH – Buckeye Bluegrass Festival
Aug 14, 2014 – Marion, NC – NC State Bluegrass Festival
Aug 15, 2014 – Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 16, 2014 – Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug 29, 2014 – Brunswick, ME – Thomas Point Beach
Aug 30, 2014 – Woodstown, NJ – Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sep 01, 2013 – Paducah, KY to Henderson, KY – American Queen Steamboat
Sep 04, 2014 – Shipshewana, IN
Sep 05, 2014 – Springfield, MO – Missouri State University
Sep 06, 2014 – Claremore, OK – Bluegrass & Chili Festival
Sep 09, 2014 – Henderson, KY to Paducah, KY – American Queen Steamboat
Sep 18, 2014 – Denton, NC – Denton Farm Park
Sep 19, 2014 – Kodak, TN – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sep 20, 2014 – Conway, MO – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sep 26, 2014 – Manteo, NC – Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
Sep 27, 2014 – Buena Vista, VA – Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival
Sep 28, 2014 – Hermitage, TN – Grace Place Church
Sep 30, 2014 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium w/ Gene Watson
Oct 11, 2014 – Waldron, AR – Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival
Oct 17, 2014 – Farmers Branch, TX – Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival
Oct 18, 2014 – Lanexa, VA – Rockahock Bluegrass Festival
Oct 23, 2014 – Greenwood, SC – Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts
Oct 24, 2014 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Oct 25, 2014 – York, PA – TPC Banquet & Conference Center
Oct 25, 2014 – New Hope, PA – New Hope Winery
Nov 01, 2014 – Elkins, WV – American Mountain Theater
Nov 06, 2014 – Palatka, FL – Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch
Nov 07, 2014 – Rock Hill, SC – Arts Council of York County
Nov 08, 2014 – Springfield, IL – Greater Downstate Bluegrass Festival
Nov 22, 2014 – Federalsburg, MD – A. Curtis Andrew Auction Facility
Nov 29, 2014 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival

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As the Wall Street Journal says “The New Queen of Bluegrass” has done it again… Rhonda Vincent named “Entertainer of the Year” at the 40th Annual SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Convention & Awards Show in Nashville, Tennessee.  The sold out, jammed pack venue...