Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Only Me’ Album Debuts at No. 1
Rhonda Vincent‘s latest album, ‘Only Me,’ has debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart. The two-disc set also debuted on four other charts, including at No. 55 on Top Country Albums, and No. 10 on the Heatseekers chart.
“It’s a dream come true!” Vincent says. “I was hoping for a No. 1 CD with ‘Only Me,’ but never expecting it after only two days of sales. This is unbelievable!”
Vincent’s claiming of the top spot ends Alan Jackson‘s four-month reign at No. 1 with his record, ‘The Bluegrass Album.’
It’s certainly been a big month for the Missouri native. She also took home two SPBGMA trophies, including one for Entertainer of the Year, and was inducted into the SPBGMA Hall of Greats.
‘Only Me’ combines Vincent’s love of bluegrass and country music into one collection. But while the songstress has always loved both genres, she says it didn’t occur to her to combine both styles into one project until she lost one of her own musical heroes.
“It was not until the passing of George Jones — we were on the Opry, and they asked us to sing a George Jones song, and we did ‘When the Grass Grows Over Me,'” she recalls to The Boot. “And when we did that, and it was met with such great response when we did it on the show, and I said, ‘Well, maybe there’s something here.’”