Dailey & Vincent to Join the Grand Ole Opry
Dailey & Vincent are set to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2017. The bluegrass duo, made up of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, will officially become members of the Opry on March 11.
Dailey & Vincent were surprised with the news of their upcoming honor in the middle of a performance on Dec. 30, when they returned to the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the beginning of their 10th year as a duo; their time together began at the very same event in 2007. That night's performance also marked Dailey & Vincent's 100th Grand Ole Opry performance, and included special guests Marty Stuart and Connie Smith. After Stuart's performance with the duo, he gave them the good news, saying, "Country music needs you. Country music loves you. And the Grand Ole Opry welcomes you."
“This is one of the most special things that has ever happened to us,” Dailey said after the announcement, with Vincent adding, "I have no words. I’m so honored. The Lord is so faithful to us.”
While both Dailey and Vincent have achieved considerable solo success, the two artists are best known for their work together, as Dailey & Vincent, often backed by a host of skilled musicians, including mandolin master Jeff Parker, fiddler Patrick McAvinue, banjo player Jessie Baker and guitarist Aaron "Tex" McCune. With songs such as "This Old House" and "When I Stop Dreaming," Dailey & Vincent have been delighting bluegrass, gospel and country music fans for almost a decade.
“Dailey & Vincent have thoroughly entertained thousands of fans on the Opry stage over the past decade,” says Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher in a press release. "Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent embody so much about what fans love about the Opry. They have a tremendous respect for tradition, and they’re also innovators committed to the future of the music they love. We’re excited to welcome them as official members of the family in March.”
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