Bluegrass Stars Dailey & Vincent Recording New Album

Currently the most popular act in Bluegrass music, duo Dailey & Vincent have announced that they're recording a new album with a well-respected producer more known for his work in country music than bluegrass with Trisha Yearwood among his past clients.

Dailey & Vincent, who recently claimed their third consecutive Entertainer of the Year title at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, are proud to announce that renowned studio veteran Garth Fundis will produce their next album for Rounder Records, to be released in early 2011.  

“We’re incredibly excited to begin working with Garth on our new record,” says Jamie Dailey.  “He’s produced some of the best music from artists we love and respect, like Don Williams, Trisha Yearwood and Keith Whitley.”  

Adds Darrin Vincent,  “We’re honored to welcome Garth to our team, and we can’t wait to begin the song search and to work in the studio.”  

"I'm pleased and honored to have been invited aboard the Dailey & Vincent team for their next recording project,” says Fundis.  “I look forward to exploring the possibilities and building upon the substantial reputation they have quickly established. These are very talented people!  Darrin, Jamie and I are putting our collective experiences into one great collaborative effort.  Stay tuned!"  

“It's exciting for us to be working with Dailey & Vincent, who just keep coming up with new ideas for their next recording projects,” says Rounder Founder Ken Irwin.  “When they decided they wanted to work with a producer on their next album, Garth Fundis was the first name we all thought of.  Garth has a well-deserved reputation for getting the best out of great singers and having a great ear for good songs, so working with him seemed like the logical next step forward for these guys."  

In addition to Entertainer of the Year, Dailey & Vincent recently took home their third consecutive IBMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year.  They also received the Album of the Year award for their Cracker Barrel exclusive, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.  The 12-song tribute to the beloved quartet debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, where it spent 9 weeks at #1 and was in the top 3 for 19 weeks.  The album also entered the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at #19, earning the Hot Shot Debut and marking the duo’s first top-20 debut on that chart.  

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is proud to announce its support of the Dailey & Vincent Front Porch Tour.  To maintain their heavy touring schedule (over 125 dates in 2010), Dailey & Vincent travel the country in their Prevost bus, which has been wrapped with specially designed Cracker Barrel signage.  They continue to include a Cracker Barrel segment in their shows, featuring tracks from Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.