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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2018 – 9:03 am -

photo: Chris Hollo © Grand Ole Opry

photo: Chris Hollo © Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn  – Anyone who knows Rhonda Vincent knows one thing – she stays busy! And that’s exactly what she’s doing this summer. Between her extremely busy touring schedule, recording new music and working on a few more projects yet to be announced, Rhonda is heating up the radio charts and she’s doing it with a beloved friend.

Recently, Rhonda and dear friend, Dolly Parton, collaborated on the song “Please” for the project, Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. That song is heating up the charts in the Bluegrass world and beyond – hitting the No. 1 spot on the Bluegrass Today chart just last week.
Rhonda debuted the live performance of the song on the Grand Ole Opry not long ago with her daughter, Sally Berry, taking the ‘Dolly parts’ and the crowd received the song with thunderous applause – clearly loving every single moment!
You can stream “Please” by Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton on all music services – Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and others. To purchase the entire project, Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, on Rhonda’s website at

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Wine Family Homecoming News

Written by scoopsnews on February 13, 2016 – 10:03 am -


Rhonda Vincent with Ashley Franks

Lake Wales, Florida was the place to be last night as The Wine Family hosted their annual homecoming concert at Lake Wales First Baptist Church.

On the program last night was the Wine Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and Josh and Ashley Franks. A wonderful time was had by all! Each group performed a top notch set, and the second half was something special! Everyone took the stage together as Jeff Easter hosted and a few songs were sung unrehearsed. Bill Bailey even took the lead on “Jesus Found Me,” the old Hinsons Classic.

The church was full of Southern Gospel Music lovers, including Rhonda Vincent, who stopped by to hear her friends Jeff and Sheri sing last night.



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Doyle Lawson Elected President of Bluegrass

Written by SGN Scoops on November 12, 2012 – 8:00 am -

BRISTOL, TN  — Doyle Lawson has been voted the President of Bluegrass Music this week in a poll sponsored by Bluegrass Today Magazine.  The poll numbers stayed neck-and-neck between Doyle and Del McCoury, with no one else in close contention for the top spot in the first-ever race for President of Bluegrass. The final numbers reflected 37% of votes for Doyle Lawson and 30% for McCoury. 

Lawson’s website praised McCoury for running a strong race and Bluegrass Today for sponsoring the good-spirited election whose other nominees included such artists as the Grammy-winning Allison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent.

Of the honor, Lawson wrote:
“Well folks, I am just about speechless (and that’s not good for a President) but I want to thank everyone for this extinguished – I mean distinguished honor. And now I must be about my duties as your President, for there is much to be done, and I have quite a mess on my hands.  My intentions are to make all roads lead to Bluegrass music venues, all hit recordings be by a Bluegrass artist, all awards be won by Bluegrass artists, and mainstream Airplay across the board to be BLUEGRASS! That should keep me busy for the first term, and by the end of it I should have a new platform to stump with, should I decide to run for re-election.  And finally, look on the bright side, I am taking no salary for any of this!  Thank you again, my fellow bluegrass music lovers, and Long Live this Music from the Heart!”
Doyle Lawson
President of Bluegrass Music

Lawson’s acceptance speech was tongue-in-cheek for a fun victory in an election-week themed poll, but his influential reach in helping to build Bluegrass music is very real. Testaments of his devotion and success in Bluegrass range from being a founding member of the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) to helping build the genre with a style embraced for nearly 50 years and almost 40 albums.  The trailblazing Lawson was recently inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in September, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were crowned the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year in October at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

For daily photos and updates on Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please visit their new official Facebook page at:

Photo by Sherri George:  President-elect Doyle Lawson with Mr. Commodore at Vanderbilt Stadium, following Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s recent National Anthem performance at the Vanderbilt Football Homecoming Game with Massachusetts in Nashville. (Children’s Hospital & Arena Tour performance)

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Written by SGN Scoops on July 30, 2012 – 1:27 pm -

July 30, 2012 ( Nashville, TN) – Grammy® nominated and multi-award winning Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent will join Twitter Queen Jessica Northey as a guest on the very popular Country Music Chat (#CMchat) tonight, Monday, July 30, 2012 from 8:00-9:00 PM CST. The chat, hosted by Jessica Northey, will offer Twitter followers a rare personal glimpse into the woman that is Rhonda Vincent.

Country Music Chat, founded by Jessica Northey, has generated more than 500 million impressions and reached an audience of over 30 million people. The forum is Twitter’s first and only registered live country music chat.

“I am very excited to be joining Jessica on Twitter for this very special chat! I can’t wait to have a fun time tweeting with everyone!” said Rhonda Vincent.

Northey says, “I am a huge Rhonda Vincent fan and I am beyond ecstatic to welcome her to #CMChat.” said Jessica Northey. “This is going to be an extra-special treat for all of us at #CMChat.”

To join the Twitter #CMchat on Monday, July 30, 2012 visit:

About #CMchat
Since it’s beginning in May 2011 on Twitter, Country Music Chat (aka #CMchat) has generated over 500 million impressions on Twitter. It is the only registered chat devoted to country music on Twitter. Past guests have included The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Trent Tomlinson, Billboard Magazine, All Access, and more. #CMchat goes live every Monday at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST.

About Rhonda Vincent
Famously crowned as “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Her latest project Taken features special guests Dolly Parton, Richard Marx and more. With over eighty awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass.

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Rhonda Vincent Returns To Her Roots!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 5, 2012 – 2:44 pm -

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, July 5, 2012) – The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, has always dreamed of releasing an all-gospel CD and that dream is about to come true! Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ LIVE!, the first all-gospel release from five-time Grammy® nominee Rhonda Vincent, will be available in retail stores and online on July 10, 2012.

Recorded live at Rhonda’s childhood home church, Greentop United Methodist Church in Greentop, MO, this release captures Rhonda, along with her multi-award winning band The Rage, singing gospel classics alongside new favorites with exquisite musicianship and heavenly harmonies resounding through the over 100 year old church.

Seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Rhonda Vincent is known for including Gospel music into her performances and grew up singing Gospel music with her family band, The Sally Mountain Show. Rhonda shared: “This is the music I grew up on – the music that shaped who I am today. My family sang this music all our lives and I’ve always included Gospel music in every performance. Going back to my childhood church to record this very special project made this moment in time unforgettable and I/m so excited to share this with all my friends.”

AOL® Music is currently featuring the CD as part of their weekly Full CD Listening Party along with the soundtracks to the movies The Amazing Spider Man, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and more. You can preview the entire CD online at The free preview will last until July 15, 2012.

Additionally, the CD was featured on Sirius/XM’s Bluegrass Junction on a special July 4th edition of Track-By-Track at 11:00 AM EST. It will rebroadcast Thurs. 7/5 at 9:00 PM EST, Sat. 7/7 at 8:00 AM EST and Sun. 7/8 at 11:00 AM EST. Rhonda is featured in magazines such as Country Weekly, Homecoming Magazine, SGN Scoops and on the TV show Inside Music Row sharing thoughts and details about each song on the new CD.

If all that wasn’t keeping Rhonda busy enough, release week will find her celebrating her birthday with a special show during the Ryman Bluegrass Series presented by Springer Mountain Farms on Thursday, July 12, 2012. She will also be featured on several Nashville TV shows and on the radio on WSM.

Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ LIVE! is available on the Upper Management Music label and distributed by Universal Music Distribution. The CD will be available on July 10, 2012 at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, online at iTunes, Amazon and everywhere that great music is sold! You can order an autographed copy at

Connect with Rhonda online at and Twitter @RhondaVincent13

Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ Live! Track Listing:
1. I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday
2. Blue Sky Cathedral
3. His Promised land
4. Where We’ll Never Say Farewell
5. Silent Partner
6. Just As I Am
7. God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds
8. Prettiest Flower There
9. The Last Best Place
10. Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill
11. Fishers Of Men
12. Homecoming
13. Where No Cabins Fall
14. Help Me To Be More Like Him
15. Joshua
16. Old Rugged Cross

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July 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2012 – 7:13 pm -

It’s a good thing our magazine is digital, you just might burn your hands on this one! Remove your hats, grab a a box of Kleenex and enjoy a Patriotic influenced, Southern Gospel loaded issue of Scoops Magazine!

The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent shares about her latest GOSPEL release! Also in this edition read the latest on Beyond The Ashes,The Sneed Family, The Crist Family, Logan Smith, Libbi Perry, Larry Ford and songwriter, Sue C. Smith! Lorraine Walker offers information about the location of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Sandi reveals new music- including a review on the Oak Ridge Boys’ latest release! Charlie Sexton moves us with an INCREDIBLE story- sure to warm hearts. And…Rhonda Frye tracks down Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on the road.

Between the covers you’ll find encouragement and memories from John Mathis Jr. and Jennifer Campbell. Ms. Lou Hildreth shares lyrics to a patriotic song she penned a few years ago, too! Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Laura Kennedy, and get a snap shot of Rhonda’s Washington DC Experiences. Rob Patz shares a “Media Minute” with his friends at Good News Radio With Woody Wright and Sandi Duncan Clark shares Karen Peck & New River’s Homecoming! Don’t miss the latest from KP&NR’s by Jeff Hawes either! As if it isn’t hot enough outside, our staff has turned the heat up even more! Grab some lemonade and enjoy July’s Edition! Please share with your friends! As always…. We’re digital- and yes….Always free!

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Bluegrass Generations Come Together In Nashville – Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, Dailey & Vincent and The Roys

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 15, 2012 – 1:43 pm -

Bluegrass is all about passing the torch. During last week’s CMA Music Festival there was a special gathering filled with

( L-R) Shane Collins( WPAP/Panama City), Jimmy Fortune, Teddy Gentry (Alabama), Sharla McCoy, Rhonda Vincent, Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Elaine and Lee Roy.

songs and inspiration during “Bluegrass Generations,” hosted by Sharla McCoy of McCoy and Associates. Award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys joined Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Dailey + Vincent and Jimmy Fortune during a special in-the-round performance for a large group of radio programmers at Nashville’s Tracking Room studio. Each artist discussed their background and musical heroes, and then performed a couple of songs. The one hour event has been packaged for radio.

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Jason Crabb Partners with Denali’s “Moose Tracks Ice Cream” and Purity Daries To Raise $10,000 For Michael W. Smith’s Rocketown

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2012 – 1:13 pm -

Nashville, TN – June 8, 2012 – Grammy award-winning vocalist, Jason Crabb, partnered with Denali Flavors, developers of the legendary Moose Tracks Ice Cream flavor and Purity Dairy to participate in the 10,000 Scoop Challenge to give away 10,000 scoops of Moose Tracks ice cream during the first day of the CMA Music Festival in Downtown Nashville, TN. Ten thousand scoops of Moose Tracks was given away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Nashville, TN with “celebrity scoopers” Jason Crabb, Scott Hamilton (Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater), Rhonda Vincent (Award Winning Queen Of Bluegrass), The Roys, and others. For every scoop of ice cream, Denali Flavors donated $1 to Rocketown, a teen center started by Michael W. Smith, with a grand total of 10,000 scoops eaten and $10,000 raised! “We had a great time scooping ice cream,” Jason Crabb said. “To be able to support Michael W. Smith and the work he does at Rocketown by giving away some free ice cream was a lot of fun! I was honored to be a part of the event today and I even ate some Moose Tracks myself!”

For more information on Jason Crabb, visit, and For more information on Moose Tracks Ice Cream, visit For more information on Rocketown, visit

Jennifer Johnson (WKRN News 2,) Scott Hamilton (Olympic Gold Medalist / Figure Skater,) GNASH (Nashville Predators,) Jason Crabb (Grammy® Award Winning Vocalist,) and Rhonda Vincent (Award winning Queen of Bluegrass)

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Written by SGN Scoops on June 1, 2012 – 5:57 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Gaither Music Group/Servant Records artist Guy Penrod was among an all-star line-up on TBN’s “Praise The Lord” last week.  Hosted by GMA Artist of the Year Jason Crabb, the Nashville-based broadcast also featured acclaimed bluegrass singer/songwriter Rhonda Vincent, former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, and gospel singer/songwriter Jasmine Christmas Brady.

During the program Penrod presented selections from his best-selling new recording, Hymns.  The project debuted at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Southern Gospel retail chart and at #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March.  Distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, Hymns is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.

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Photo L-R: Guy Penrod, Rhonda Vincenet, Jason Crabb

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 8, 2012 – 6:03 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — May 8, 2012 — Rhonda Vincent can now add another accolade to her mantel, she’s been named the Celebrity Cornbread Cookoff winner! Last week, the “Queen of Bluegrass” celebrated her tenth year of performing and participant at the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN. Her recipe “Rhonda’s Ragin’ Cornbread” took home the blue ribbon this year and she was happy to share the win with a worth cause.

“It’s always an honor to represent Martha White and especially exciting to win the celebrity cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival,” Rhonda told AOL’s The Boot last week. “The proceeds go to the Marion County Children’s Fund, which assists foster and underprivileged children in Marion County, TN, so it’s always very special to participate in this event!”

More than $4,500 was raised this year for the Marion County Children’s fund. Rhonda also won a television set during an auction and donated it to a nearby family in Rutherford County who lost their home to a fire.

For more information on Rhonda Vincent, log onto, search for Rhonda Vincent on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @RhondaVincent13.


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