The Coalfield Jamboree will host the bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent, along with former The Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune, on Friday, October 26. The offering will be a Country Classics performance with a full traditional country band.
Longtime fans of The Statler Brothers, Dailey & Vincent are proud of the tributes and collaborations with the country music giants, particularly that of Fortune.
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent had all the qualifications to develop one of the most entertaining shows taking stages today. Their partnership become one of the most applauded acts in the bluegrass community only a year after forming.
Five years later, they have continued the climb to become one of the most sought after acts in the genre. An act whose star power, have led to performances and collaborations with some of the greatest talents, on some of the biggest stages, exposing their music to hundreds of new fans each week.
Individually, they each draw from a musical upbringing, stints with prominent artists and celebrated recordings. Their combined expertise has made Dailey & Vincent an esteemed act, receiving over 30 Awards and named IBMA’s “Entertainers of the Year” for three consecutive years.
A live Dailey & Vincent performance has something for every fan, featuring exceptional vocals, harmonized with an unexpected range of material and backed by the skillful musicianship bluegrass is known for.
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them first as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, after DeWitt heard him singing at a ski resort and recommended him. Following an audition in Nashville, Jimmy was contacted by the Statler Brothers and performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. Due to the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, Lew was unable to return to the stage with the Statlers, and Jimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.
After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, When One Door Closes, was released August 2003 on Audium/Koch. He released a gospel album, I Believe, in June 2005, a Christmas CD, Feels Like Christmas, in 2006, a live concert DVD in 2007 and another country CD, “Windows” in 2009.
The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 26. For ticket information, call: 304-752-2900