Rhonda Vincent

NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 24, 2016)  -  "The New Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent is pleased to announce her new single, "Mama Tried," released in tribute to the late great Merle Haggard. Rhonda presents the song with invigorating bluegrass instrumentation, and a sassy vocal, with a familiarity that has everyone singing along. The track is released via Upper Management Music and available NOW on iTunes and wherever music is sold. 

"The song was selected to perform on an upcoming Merle Haggard Tribute on RFD-TV's 'Country's Family Reunion.'  When I started singing it at our sound checks, we were instantly intrigued with the bluegrass version, and with only a 24 hour notice, we secured a studio and recorded the song, with the intention of releasing it on Merle Haggard's birthday," says Rhonda Vincent. "We were shocked at the news of his passing, and release it now in his honor.  We loved Merle and were so thrilled to meet and open a show with him on January 28, 2015.  That was such a special moment, and one we will always cherish."  

Listen close, because this new version features a rare performance by legendary bluegrass favorite Sonny Osborne singing harmony vocals, creating a family blend with Rhonda's daughter Sally Berry.  This classic song has been a favorite of country radio for nearly 48 years, since the original hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart in 1968. It also received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and most recently was added to the National Recording Registry in 2016.

Radio DJ's can download the track right now on AirPlay Direct.   

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage kicked off their blockbuster North American tour earlier this year. The most award winning band in bluegrass music continues to bring their distinctive sound to new audiences (see dates below).  The reigning IBMA "Female Vocalist of the Year" also just announced a special show in Nashville forJuly 14: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Legends of Bluegrass. The Springer Mountain Farms sponsored show will also feature performances by Bobby Osborne, Mac Wiseman and Jesse McReynolds.   Fans can purchase tickets at ryman.com.


Rhonda Vincent & the Rage On Tour:

May 26           Curryville, Mo. - Back 40 Bluegrass Park

Jun 3              Cherokee, N.C. - Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

Jun 4              Auburn, Ala. - Bluegrass on the Plains

Jun 7              Nashville, Tenn. - 3rd and Lindsley (with Daryle Singletary)

Jun 10            Ontario, Calif. - Huck Finn Jubilee

Jun 11            Paradise, Calif. - Paradise Performing Arts Center

Jun 12            Santa Maria, Calif. - 2 SEPARATE SHOWS!  Ticket Line 805-925-5280 - Fund Raiser for the St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church - Parrish Hall - Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Jun 14            Atascadero, Calif. -Ticket Line 661-317-6048 - Fund Raiser sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Jun 16            Grass Valley, Calif. - Father's Day Bluegrass Festival

Jun 17            Grass Valley, Calif. - Father's Day Bluegrass Festival

Jun 23            Grayson, Ky. - Rudy Fest

Jun 24            Summersville, W.Va. - Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival

Jun 25            Romney, W.Va. - South Branch Bluegrass Festival

Jun 29-30      Queen City, Mo. - Sally Mountain Park Bluegrass Festival

Jul 01             Manteo, N.C. - Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Theater

Jul 02             Eden, N.C. - Benefit Concert

Jul 09             Centre hall, Pa. - Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

Jul 11             Cape May, N.J. - Cape May Convention Hall

Jul 13             Memphis, Mo. - Scotland Country Fair

Jul 14             Nashville, Tenn. - Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman (with Legends of Bluegrass Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne & Mac Wiseman)

Jul 16-17       Colby, Kan. - Pickin' on Plains

Jul 22             Lakeside, Ohio - Hoover Auditorium

Jul 23             Selma, N.C. - The Farm

Jul 29             Tyler, Texas - Caldwell Auditorium          

Jul 31             Lyons, Colo. - Rockygrass

Aug 04-05     Thornton, N.H. - Pemi Valley Festival

Aug 06           Milan, Mich. - Milan Bluegrass Festival

Aug 12          Springfield, Mo. - Gillioz Center for Arts & Entertainment (with Asleep at the Wheel)

Aug 19           Marion, N.C. - NC State Bluegrass Festival

Aug 20           Gettysburg, Pa. - Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Aug 27           Beaver Dam, Ky. - Beaver Dam Amphitheatre

Aug 28           Chillicothe, Ohio - Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre 


*Complete Tour Schedule available at www.RhondaVincent.com



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About Rhonda Vincent:

Rhonda Vincent, dubbed "The New Queen of Bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, began her musical journey at the age of three, performing alongside her family members on what was called The Sally Mountain Show.  She sang bluegrass as a teenager, then recorded a couple of mainstream country albums in the 1990's, when makeup artists cared more about her looks than her sound.  She was asked if she could "get the bluegrass out of her voice."  Confused and heartbroken, she put together her first bluegrass band, and found the most natural approach to her music was in the bluegrass realm.


In addition to being the most award winning band in Bluegrass music history, alongside her band The Rage, totaling over 100 awards, Vincent has also performed and recorded with the best of the best, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Daryle Singletary, Richard Marx, Hank Williams Jr and more.  In addition to being a 15-time "Entertainer of the Year," Vincent has established herself as one of the most visible, best-selling artists in the genre, whose cross-over appeal stretches well into the mainstream media.