Let me set the scene for you. It’s a hot midsummer’s day in July, Nashville is buzzin’ with tourist running from various bars and honky-tonks on Broadway. Situated just behind the hustle and bustle of Broadway is the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium. Playing the church that night was none other than the always entertaining Dailey & Vincent. It’s the “Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman” series and everyone seems abuzz and energetic to see one of Bluegrass’ most famous duo.
There really is something about a sold out crowd at the Ryman and the classic sound of true bluegrass music. The duo which is made up of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, don’t just sing, they perform. The show brought out every emotion. At times you would be uncontrollably laughing at their parody songs such as “Thyroid Condition (Family Tradition)”, and then you would find yourself crying at the emotions of a song about heartbreak and loss.
The show was split into two parts, the first set was mostly new music that they were premiering that night. The crowd reaction assured them that their new music would be accepted by fans of all ages. After a brief intermission, they returned and played some of their biggest fan favorites, including my favorite “Cumberland River”.
The guest stars were not in shortage either, the first guest was very special indeed! Darrin Vincent spoke about the recent death of his father. In his late father’s honor, he invited his mother on stage with him to sing a haunting ballad “Slippers With Wings”. I think that it’s safe to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
The final special guest was none other than Jimmy Fortune! Jimmy stayed out on stage for a few songs and you could tell that the audience loved every minute of it. Another incredibly touching moment was hearing Jimmy Fortune sing “More Than A Name On The Wall” in honor of our Military men and women. After the song ended, he asked for all of those who have served to stand. Perhaps the loudest ovation of the night when out in honor of those brave men and women who were standing…
Now, it wouldn’t be a true Bluegrass show without a little bit of Gospel! Dailey & Vincent took us to church (literally) with songs such as “By the Mark”, “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”, and “I Believe I’ll Live For Him”. Needless to say, this show had it all.
Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of the night was when Dailey & Vincent announced their new TV Series “The Dailey & Vincent Show” which will air on RFD-TV this Fall! The show is filmed in front of a live audience at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee! They announced that just some of their special guests will include Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys and Jimmy Fortune, just to name a few!
It’s a very exciting time for Dailey & Vincent and we can see why. They are true artists and you can tell they are as genuine as they seem! After all, they aren’t called the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” for nothing.