Award-Winning Duo Will Play Opry at the Ryman on December 25 and 26, Visit Opry Originals Store on December 26
Jesse Stockman Joins Band on Fiddle
NASHVILLE, TENN.  (December 18, 2009)—Dailey & Vincent are honored to receive eight nominations for the upcoming SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards:  Entertaining Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Gospel Group of the Year /Contemporary, Entertainer of the Year (Jamie Dailey), Male Vocalist of the Year/Contemporary (Dailey), Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year (Darrin Vincent) and Mandolin Performer of the Year (Jeff Parker).  The 36th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards will take place on February 7, 2010, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville.
Dailey & Vincent will perform at the Opry at the Ryman on Christmas night and again on December 26.  They will join host Mike Terry during the Opry Warm-Up Show on December 26.  Following their performance that night, from 9:00-10:00 p.m., they will make an in-store appearance at the Opry Originals store on Broadway to meet fans and sign autographs.
In a year that saw Dailey & Vincent taking home IBMA Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group and Gospel Recorded Performance awards for the second time, they also released their second CD for Rounder, Brothers From Different Mothers.   Currently it tops the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey album chart for the third consecutive month (December).  PopMatters, an online journal covering popular culture, included the album at #10 on its Best Bluegrass of 2009 list.  Keith Lawrence at the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer put Brothers at the top of his Best Bluegrass Albums of 2009 list, writing, “This is some of the best harmony singing — and some of the best Southern soul — you’ll hear this year.  Period.”
Dailey & Vincent’s self-titled Rounder debut, released in 2008, was also critically acclaimed.  The editors at The9513.com placed it at #15 on their list of the top 100 country albums of the decade.
When Dailey & Vincent return to the road in 2010, they’ll welcome a new fiddle player, Jesse Stockman.  Jesse was born June 17, 1977, in Deming, New Mexico.  He started playing fiddle at age 8, and went on to become New Mexico State Fiddle Champion four years in a row.  After he married, Jesse moved to Arizona to play with a local band, Patti Bell and the Arizona Jamboree.  He entered and won the Arizona State Fiddle Championship, Four Corners Mandolin Championship, and Four Corners Regional Flat Pick Guitar Championship.  While in Arizona Jesse and his good friend, Jess Barry, formed a bluegrass band called Crucial County.  It was while performing with Crucial County in Arizona that Jesse was approached by Doyle Lawson and offered a fiddle job with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  Jesse moved to Tennessee in March 2002 and stayed with Lawson for the next 3 and ½ years.  In August 2005, Jesse began playing fiddle with The Isaacs.  While with The Isaacs, Jesse performed on many Gaither videos, traveled to Africa, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and performed on several cruises.  He also had the privilege of playing with Vince Gill, George Jones, Josh Turner and many others.  Jesse and his wife Amanda have three children–Hannah, 10; James, 6; and Oliver who just turned one year old.
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