Last year delivered a wealth of accomplishments for Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent; the duo known as Dailey & Vincent celebrated five years in 2012. Their current release The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent (Cracker Barrel/Rounder Records) secured the group its second GRAMMY® nomination this time for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” (Awards to be held February 10, 2013) and landed at the top of Billboard’s year-end review as the #3 Bluegrass Album of 2012. This release marked the duo’s first Gospel album and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart a week following its January 9, 2012, launch. Music critics responded in kind:
“…an irresistible album” – Washington Post
“…a Spirit-filled tour de force of hair-raising vocal harmony that crosses Bill Monroe with Bill Gaither…” – Country Weekly
Dailey & Vincent toured throughout the country last year, performing over 115 shows with nearly half of them sold-out, 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 as Dailey & Vincent have 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.
Dailey & Vincent will release their new album, Brother of the Highway, (Rounder Records) in March 2013.