Title - 'American Grandstand'
Artist - Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary
Music buyers have taken a stand to show that Traditional Country Music hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s loved, alive, and well, as the incredible new project from Country legends Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary American Grandstand landed its first week on Billboard’s Top Current Country Albums chart at No. 10.
Better than that it is No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017.
For those not in the know, Rhonda Vincent is an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who in 2000, The Wall Street Journal proclaimed Vincent "the new Queen of Bluegrass".
Vincent's musical career began when she was a child in her family's band The Sally Mountain Show, and has spanned more than four decades. Vincent first achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and '80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast-paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music.
As for Daryle Singletary, he is an American country music singer who between 1995 and 1998, recorded for Giant Records. For them he released three studio albums: Daryle Singletary (1995), All Because of You (1996), and Ain't It the Truth (1998).
In the same timeframe, Singletary entered the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts five times, reaching number two with 'I Let Her Lie' and 'Amen Kind of Love', and number four with 'Too Much Fun'.
Not since George & Tammy and Conway & Loretta has there been a vocal duet performance like Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary, two of the greatest singers in this generation of country music.
Their special ability to turn a note is unmatched, and that magical sound pierces the heart and soul of anyone who loves traditional country music.
1. 'Above and Beyond'
3. 'After The Fire Is Gone'
4. 'American Grandstand'
5. 'Slowly But Surely'
6. 'As We Kiss Our World Goodbye'
7. 'Can’t Live Life'
8. 'Golden Ring'
9. 'We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds'
10. 'Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man'
11. 'A Picture of Me Without You'
12. 'Up This Hill and Down'
Here on their brand new album, American Grandstand the legends bring us 12 brilliant tracks that will fans of great music, in general, let alone Country devotee's bowing down in deep appreciation. This mix of traditional Country songs, combined with classic duets, along with never-before-heard and all-original music makes this a must-have musical item if ever there was.
In short, American Grandstand is a nostalgic look back at the earlier days of country music. We kick this new batch of great traditional Country, complete with soothing, meaningful vocals, fiddles and piano galore, and backed by some of the best musicians in Nashville, with the splendid trio of 'Above and Beyond', 'One', and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's infamous 'After The Fire Is Gone'.
Next up is the title track, 'American Grandstand', a track that perfectly showcases the theme for this new album. They then back that up seamlessly with both 'Slowly But Surely' and one of my own personal favorites on the album, the deeply poignant new original 'As We Kiss Our World Goodbye'. Both 'Can’t Live Life' and the marital jive of George Jones and Tammy Wynette's 'Golden Ring' are up next and they are followed by another of my favorites, the George Jones together with Melba Montgomery musical wonderment, 'We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds'.
Those tracks are then majestically followed by yet another solid track, the highly infectious (in a good way though, of course) Southern Country beauty originated by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn 'Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man'. George Jones' 'A Picture of Me Without You' is up next and then the album comes to a righteous close with a simply delightful cover of the Osborne Brothers' 'Up This Hill and Down'.
“Obviously we want people to like it and we want it to sell, but we just wanted to make great music,” Daryle Singletary has since said about the recording. "We just love it. We love the music. We love singing together. And that’s the biggest thing."
Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary released American Grandstand on July 7th, 2017 via Upper Management Records as a CD and digital download.
'American Grandstand' CD Purchase Link
Rhonda Vincent On Tour 2017:
Jul 19 - Sheridan, WY – Whitney Center for the Arts
Jul 20 - Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana
Jul 22/23 - Darrington, WA – Darrington Bluegrass Festival
Jul 27 - Hiawassee, GA – Georgia Mountain Fair
Aug 03/04 - Thornton, NH – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug 05 - Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug 11 - Hebron, CT – Podunk Bluegrass Festival
Aug 17 - Marion, NC – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Aug 18 - Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 19 - Salyersville, KY - Magoffin County 14th Annual Community Day
Aug 23 - Rhonda - TV Filming
Aug 25 - Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
Aug 26 - Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
Sep 02 - Fort Fairfield, ME – County Bluegrass
Sep 06 - Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 08/09 - Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad
Sep 14 - Kodak, TN – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sep 15 - Conway, MO – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sep 16/17 - Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ in the Pines
Sep 23 - Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival
Sep 30 - Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Auditorium
Oct 19 - Breman, GA – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary