Monday, September 14, 2009

Dailey & Vincent to Release A Cappella Gospel CD


NASHVILLE, TENN. (September 14, 2009)--Award-winning Rounder Records duo Dailey & Vincent will release their first gospel album, a collection of a cappella songs called Singing From the Heart, on October 20.

The project began in 2001, long before Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent began their career as a duo. It was a labor of love, an album of a cappella spiritual songs that would honor the Church of Christ's practice of singing without instruments and that would benefit the Tennessee Bible College in Cookeville, Tennessee, which is a Church of Christ institution.

According to Malcolm L. Hill, President of the college, "Since its beginning, there has never been a worthy student turned away for the lack of funds. When I got to know Jamie as a dear friend, I told him about TBC. I told him that we were constantly in need of funds for worthy students. I asked Jamie if he could take the lead and develop a quartet CD of a cappella singing. He said he could and so he did. He picked up Darrin Vincent, who has been a tremendous helper and an untiring worker. We love Dailey & Vincent."

"They never turn anyone down who doesn't have the money to get a degree in Bible and that impressed us," Darrin recalls.

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, baritone Anthony Facello, baritone Tony King, tenor Shawn Lane, bass Jeff Pearles, Doyle Lawson, singing baritone on "Near the Cross," and Molly Skaggs, a bluegrass "double legacy" - daughter of Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs.

Songs on Singing From the Heart are:

Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
Near The Cross
Hide Me, Rock Of Ages
Farther Along
I Am Resolved
The Old Rugged Cross
Moses Smote The Water
Amazing Grace
Jesus Is Coming Soon
O To Be Like Thee
'Til I See You Face To Face
Don't You Wanna Go To Heaven

Dailey says that in choosing material for the album, "we wanted 95 percent of the people to know at least 70 percent of the songs well enough to sing along. The rest we wanted to be something new to most listeners, to generate interest in the project and to have some pieces that would be unique to Dailey & Vincent for our concert repertoire." In fact, "Don't You Wanna Go To Heaven" is a staple in Dailey & Vincent's live shows.

Vincent adds, "I want the listeners to get a blessing from this music, and to know how special it is to take a song and blend voices a cappella. It moves me emotionally to hear how much of an impact singing without instruments gives to the lyrics."

The album will be available through Christian book and music retail outlets, Dailey & Vincent's Web site (, the Tennessee Bible College, Rounder Records' web site, and at Dailey & Vincent concerts.

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