INTERVIEW: Dailey and Vincent "Brothers From Different Mothers"

Not hardly new to the music scene or Bluegrass music, Dailey and Vincent have both been singing since age three and playing instruments as well from very young ages. Their love of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel is evident in their success. Individually they have achieved more in a music career than most can ever dream of, and together they are taking Bluegrass to new levels.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are fast becoming the most well recognized act in Bluegrass. They have just released their debut album; Dailey & Vincent. The group won seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. I had the pleasure of visiting with them as we discussed the new CD and what is next on the horizon.

Bev: You have a new CD project out titled Brothers From Different Mothers, can you share how you came to name it this?

Dailey & Vincent: In a nutshell it is because we think alike and have a lot of common threads like brothers would have. We do not act alike tho!

Bev: Do you have a favorite piece of work on this project?

Dailey & Vincent: We are leaving that to the fans. We enjoy all of the songs very much.

Bev: If you were asked to choose one of the many awards and accolades you have earned as your most prized which would it be?

Dailey & Vincent: No we are so thankful for each of them. It truly is a humbling experience to be blessed with everything and really appreciate even one of them, let alone winning so many.

Bev: Of all the different artist you have worked with, is there one you enjoy most or pushes you to really perform at your best?

Darren Vincent: I always enjoy Dolly Parton, she is fun and a barrel of laughs. When you perform with her, you want to do your best. Ricky Skaggs is another one who you really strive to perform your best for. I highly respect what they have achieved in their careers. Jamie Dailey: I truly enjoyed my time with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver very much and will always cherish everything we did.

Bev: What is the best part of performing live?

Dailey & Vincent: Being with the fans that are loyal and interact with us. Performing live on stage and recording in a studio are such different things. Stage performances you get to feed off the audience and it creates a whole new environment every time, you don’t get that when you are in a studio.

Bev: What has been your most memorable performance?

Dailey & Vincent: One was at the Ryman last year, and we had gotten four or five standing ovations in about a 20 minute show and it was overwhelming. It will always be a memorable moment in time for us.

Bev: Do you prefer to write your own music or would you rather concentrate on the music and not have the pressure of writing as well.

Dailey & Vincent: We enjoy doing our own music, but we try and choose songs that hit the audience and have a message and will want to sing for the next 25 or 30 years. The songs that touch people are what mean the most to us not who wrote it.

Bev: What is next for you?

Dailey & Vincent: Continue making great music and touring. We have some big festivals coming up, and the Grand Ole Opry.

Bev: What is the best advice ever given to you in relationship to your career in music?

Dailey & Vincent: To stay true to what you believe is right and never give up, never quit.

Bev: Thank you very much for your time and sharing your passion of music with me. Is there anything else, about your current CD or other work you want to share?

Dailey & Vincent: A Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Reid also appears as a guest on the track "Head Hung Down," and we are so proud of that, and our band members; Jeff Parker, Joe Dean and Adam Haynes have worked so hard on this and we have great musicians who contributed to this project that we want to thank them for all they put into it.

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