Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America. From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, 4 award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike.
Dailey & Vincent has been recognized as 3-time IBMA Entertainer of The Year, 3-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award winners. Equally at home with material from any of the aforementioned genres, Jamie and Darrin continue to expand on the possibilities of what kinds of music can become “Dailey & Vincent” music.
The band has also become a perennial favorite on the touring and festival circuit: they play over 115 shows per year to sold out crowds in the United States and have developed a strong international following.
Young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel groups themselves, Dailey and Vincent have built on the experience and knowledge gained from working with Doyle Lawson (Dailey) and John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs (Vincent) to forge their own distinct career path. Darrin Vincent began his career onstage at age two with his family band, The Sally Mountain Show (and has been singing with his sister Rhonda for most of his life). Jamie Dailey also comes from a musical family: his father, guitarist J.B. Dailey, was a founding member of The Four J’s, a regional gospel quartet. Jamie started singing when he was just three years old. By the time he was nine, he was learning to play bass and guitar, and within a few years, he added banjo to his repertoire.
The duo’s two most recent albums, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers and The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent, both garnered Grammy nominations, but each had a very specific focus. With Brothers Of The Highway, Dailey & Vincent made a conscious attempt to take stock of their careers so far, a sort of look “Back To The Future,” heeding the admonition of their friend and mentor Ricky Skaggs, who advised them “you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.”
While Dailey and Vincent continue to draw on the lessons they learned over the years about respect for musical integrity and the importance of tradition, they have certainly planted their own flag deeply and permanently into the soil of American music.
In the world of acoustic traditional music, “sibling harmony” is special. It’s no accident that the best harmonies in bluegrass, dating back to its earliest days, have been by siblings: the Monroe Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and Dailey & Vincent’s contemporaries the Gibson Brothers. In traditional country music, the Delmore Brothers and the Louvin Brothers both left their unique mark.
Although Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent aren’t related by blood, the instinctive vocal blend they have achieved rivals that of any singing siblings: it’s no accident that they titled an earlier album Brothers From Different Mothers, and with Brothers Of The Highway, the ties they’ve forged grow ever stronger.
Awards and Honors
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)
Entertainers of the Year – 2008, 2009, 2010
Vocal Group of the Year – 2008, 2009, 2010
Male Vocalist of the Year – Jamie Dailey, 2008
Album of the Year – Dailey & Vincent, 2008 – Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, 2010
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year – “By The Mark”, 2008 – “On The Other Side”, 2009
Emerging Artist of the Year – 2008
Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA)
Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary) – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall) – 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Vocal Group of the Year – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Entertaining Group of the Year – 2011
Entertainer of the Year – Jamie Dailey, 2012
Male Vocalist – Jamie Dailey – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Bass Player of the Year – Darrin Vincent – 2010, 2011, 2012
Bluegrass Album of the Year – Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, 2011
Song of the Year – “By The Mark”, 2009
Dove Awards – Gospel Music Association (GMA)
Bluegrass Album of the Year – Singing From The Heart, 2011
Bluegrass Album of the Year – The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, 2013
Country Song of the Year – “From My Rags To His Riches”, 2013 (recorded with Devin McGlamery)
Nominated: Best Bluegrass Album for Brothers of the Highway, 2014
Nominated: Best Bluegrass Album for The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, 2013
Nominated: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Elizabeth” from Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, 2011