NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 1, 2010)—Award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent presented a check for $20,000 to the Tennessee Bible College in Cookeville, Tennessee, representing their portion of proceeds from the sale of their CD, Singing From the Heart. The all a cappella gospel collection, honoring the Church of Christ’s practice of singing without instruments, was released on Rounder Records in 2009. Tennessee Bible College is a Church of Christ institution.
“Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are not only two excellent musicians and performers, but two down-to-earth good, humble men,” said Malcolm Hill, Chancellor of Tennessee Bible College. “They want to see a better world and are willing to give to that end. The support they give to Tennessee Bible College helps make possible a college education for worthy young men and women. May God continue to bless and keep them.”
“We’re so pleased to be able to present this check to the college to fund scholarships so that deserving students can get an education,” said Darrin Vincent.
“Years ago, when Malcolm first told me about the need for scholarship funds at the college, we talked about putting a gospel CD together,” said Jamie Dailey. “This was long before Darrin and I decided to form a duo. It took several years and the support and participation of a long list of incredible singers, but we were finally able to make this project happen. To see what it’s done for the college is very gratifying.”
To record the album of quartets, Dailey & Vincent called on the very best of vocalists from the worlds of bluegrass, southern gospel and country music. Guests on the album include tenor Andy Ball, bass Glenn Dustin, tenor Anthony Facello, baritone Tony King, tenor Shawn Lane, bass Jeff Pearles, as well as Doyle Lawson, who sang baritone on “Near the Cross,” and Molly Skaggs, daughter of Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs.
Singing From the Heart earned two International Bluegrass Music Award nominations—for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year (“Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven”) and Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project. The notes were written by Fred Bartenstein.
For more information on Dailey & Vincent, visit www.daileyvincent.com.