Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist and Grand Ole Opry Inductee Rhonda Vincent has released the single,“What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen.” Building anticipation for a summer album release, this single, written by Porter Wagoner, is just the upbeat light hearted tune that the world needs. Delivered with a hard driving punch in only a way the Queen of Bluegrass herself can deliver, “What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen” draws on the idea that whatever comes your way will be, so instead of letting it bring you down, revel in the optimism of life.
Smithsonian Folkways celebrates the release of Industrial Strength Bluegrass, the story of bluegrass’ transformation from a music to a movement, carried north by Appalachians seeking a better life in the booming post-WWII factories of Southwest Ohio. The 16-song collection was produced by IBMA Award-winning musician/bandleader Joe Mullins, whose father - fiddler and radio personality Paul “Moon” Mullins - made that journey and helped found the region’s bluegrass scene.
Smithsonian Folkways celebrates the golden age of Bluegrass music in Southwest Ohio with the release of Industrial Strength Bluegrass on March 26. The second single, "Family Reunion" featuring the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent and bluegrass music's rising star, Caleb Daugherty releases today.
Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent was formally inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday by Opry member Dierks Bentley. The invitation was delivered in February of 2020 by Opry member Jeannie Seely with an original induction date scheduled for March 24, 2020, prior to the pandemic.
Ever since Bill Monroe stormed out of Kentucky 75 years ago with a hot new take on traditional tunes, bluegrass music’s metric drive and high lonesome sound has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world. That bluegrass high energy and soulfulness was captured live in December of 2019 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky for BLUEGRASS NOW!, a nationally televised PBS special premiering Saturday, February 29.
As announced by the International Bluegrass Music Association at a Nashville press conference recently, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage have been nominated for four 2019 Bluegrass Music Awards. Vincent received a nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year, along with a Collaborative Recording Of The Year nod for her duet with Dolly Parton on "Please," a song originally written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin.