Gene Watson Peer’s Quote from Rhonda Vincent: February 2007

Gene Watson’s Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as ‘the singer’s singer’ – and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson’s Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2007, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Rhonda Vincent, which she submitted to this site on Tuesday 20 February 2007.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Rhonda Vincent who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.

Rhonda Vincent
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 20 February 2007.

‘Gene Watson is one of my favourite country music singers.

I love the uniqueness of his voice and the way he delivers a song.

When you hear Gene Watson, you hear country music at its best!’

Thank you, Rhonda Vincent, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Rhonda Vincent…

Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent / Photo Credit: Micah Henry, The Taylorsville Times
Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent
(Photo Credit: Micah Henry, The Taylorsville Times)

Rhonda Vincent was born on Friday 13 July 1962 in Kirksville, Missouri and found herself fortunate enough to be born into a musical family.

Rhonda Vincent’s Grandpa Bill and her parents, John and Carolyn, along with an aunt and uncle and some cousins, performed as The Sally Mountain Show.


In 1965, Rhonda Vincent joined the group, when she was three years old.


In 1967, Rhonda Vincent made her recording debut; the song ‘How Far Is Heaven’ was included on ‘Boyd Halford & The Sally Mountain Singers’, an album of which only a hundred copies were pressed.


In 1971, Rhonda Vincent recorded her first single, ‘Muleskinner Blues’, which was coupled with ‘Satisfied Mind’; the recording made such an impact that it was awarded The Society for The Preservation of Bluegrass Music Award for ‘Single of The Year’ in 1974.


Between 1974 and 1985, Rhonda Vincent recorded eight albums with The Sally Mountain Show on their own Stardust Records label.


It was around 1980 when Rhonda Vincent met Herb Sandker, a singer with a dance band, who persuaded her to join the outfit, playing fiddle.  Herb and Rhonda were married on (Christmas Eve) Saturday 24 December 1983.


Following an appearance on The Nashville Network (TNN) series ‘You Can Be A Star’ in 1985, which was hosted by Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 – Thursday 11 June 2015), Rhonda Vincent was hired to play in Jim Ed Brown’s touring band, with whom she remained a member between April 1985 and October 1985.

Rhonda Vincent then decided to leave Nashville and returned to Missouri, where she re-joined The Sally Mountain Show.


In 1989, Rhonda Vincent signed a recording contract with Rebel Records and saw the release, in October 1990, of ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990), which was produced by Bil VornDick (Thursday 9 March 1950 – Tuesday 5 July 2022), Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Kentucky Sweetheart’ (written by Carl Jackson and Tony King)

‘We Were Almost Like A Dream Come True’ (written by Donnie Clark, Vickie Clark and Larry Cordle)

‘Lone Star State of Mind’ (written by Pat Alger, Fred Koller and Gene Levine)

‘Mama’s Angels’, which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011)

‘Wishing Well Blues’ (written by Marshall Wilborn)

‘Just For Old Times Sake’ (written by Hank Hunter and Jack Keller) / this track featured guest vocals from Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 – Thursday 11 June 2015)

‘Break My Heart’ (written by Irl Hees)

‘A Far Cry From You’, which was written by Jimbeau Hinson (Wednesday 29 October 1952 – Friday 4 March 2022) and Steve Earle

‘Love Without A Trace’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jennifer McCarter)

‘Goin’ Gone’ (written by Pat Alger, Bill Dale and Fred Koller)

‘Til I’m Fool Enough’ (written by Allen Reynolds)

‘Sundown’ (written by Rhonda Vincent) / this track was an instrumental

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, mandolin, fiddle)
David Grier (guitar)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Darrin Vincent (bass, vocals)
Victor Battista (bass)
John Hartford (Thursday 30 December 1937 – Monday 4 June 2001) and Richard Bailey (banjo)
Blaine Sprouse (fiddle)
Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 – Thursday 11 June 2015), Kathy Chiavola, Carl Jackson, David Parmley, Tensel Davidson and Wayland Patton (vocals)


In October 1991, Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show saw the release of ‘Bound For Gloryland’ (Rebel Records, 1991), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Bound For Gloryland’ (written by Ruth McLain)

‘Here Today, We’re Gone Tomorrow’ (written by James Easter, Russell Easter and Ed Easter)

‘Because of Him’ (written by Colbert Croft and Joyce Croft)

‘Heart That Will Never Break Again’ (written by James Easter, Russell Easter and Ed Easter)

‘Deepening Snow’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002)

‘Wounded Soldier’ (written by James Easter, Russell Easter and Ed Easter)

‘Let In The Guiding Light’, which was written by Don Wesley Reno (Monday 21 February 1927 – Tuesday 16 October 1984) and Charles Schroeder

‘Until Then’, which was written by Stuart Hamblen (Tuesday 20 October 1908 – Wednesday 8 March 1989)

‘He’s Everything To Me’ (written by Joe Isaacs and Larry Sparks)

‘Precious Jewel’, which was written by Roy Acuff (Tuesday 15 September 1903 – Monday 23 November 1992)

‘Lord Is Smiling On Me’ (written by Thelma Wilson)

‘First Step To Heaven’ (written by Jim Rushing and Emory Gordy Jr.)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show’s ‘Bound For Gloryland’ (Rebel Records, 1991) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, mandolin, fiddle)
Mark Howard (guitar)
Johnny Vincent (guitar, Dobro)
Darrin Vincent (guitar, bass)
Scott Sanders (steel guitar, Dobro)
Carolyn Vincent (bass)
John Hartford (Thursday 30 December 1937 – Monday 4 June 2001) (banjo) 


In 1991, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘New Dreams & Sunshine’ (Rebel Records, 1989), which was produced by Jerry Douglas and Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Good Morning Country Rain’ (written by Eddy Raven)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (mandolin, fiddle, vocal)
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)

‘We Belong Together’ (written by Ken Wesley)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (vocal, harmony vocal)
David Parmley (vocal, guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass)
Neil Worf (drums)
Jim Vest (steel guitar)
Mike Hartgrove (fiddle)
Buck White (piano)

‘My Blue Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (mandolin, vocal)
Tensel Davidson and Kathy Chiavola (harmony vocals)
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Bobby Hicks (fiddle)

‘Thinkin’ About You’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (vocal, harmony vocal)
Glenn Worf (bass)
Neil Worf (drums)
Barry Walsh (piano)
David Parmley (guitar)
Jim Vest (steel guitar)
Darrin Vincent (harmony vocals)

‘I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday’ (written by Thelma Wilson)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (vocal, harmony vocal)
Johnny Vincent (harmony vocals)
Bela Fleck (3-finger style guitar)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)

‘Another Tear’ (written by Irl Hees)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (mandolin, vocals, harmony vocal)
Tensel Davidson (harmony vocals)
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Bobby Hicks (fiddle)

‘New Dreams & Sunshine’, which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 – Sunday 30 October 2016)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (fiddle, vocals, harmony vocal)
Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) (vocals, harmony vocals)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Doc Peters (guitars)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar)

‘I’ll Be With You’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (vocal)
Kathy Chiavola and Wayland Patton (harmony vocals)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar)
Glenn Worf (bass)
Neil Worf (drums)
David Parmley (guitar)

‘Have I Loved You Too Late’ (written by Randall Hylton)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (vocals, harmony vocals)
Darrin Vincent (bass, harmony vocals)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Doc Peters (guitars)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar)
Bobby Hicks (fiddle)

‘Rise & Shine’, which was written by Carl Perkins (Saturday 9 April 1932 – Monday 19 January 1998)
Recording Personnel
Rhonda Vincent (mandolin, vocals, harmony vocals)
Carolyn Vincent and Johnny Vincent (harmony vocals)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Bobby Hicks (fiddle)


In December 1991, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Timeless & True Love’ (Rebel Records, 1991), which was produced by Ronny Light, and included the following tracks:

‘Birmingham Turnaround’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Warren D. Robb

‘Midnight Angel’, which was written by Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023) and Pete Goble

‘Lucinda’ (written by Woody Bomar)

‘I’m Not That Lonely Yet’ (written by Wilburn S. Rice and M. Sharon Rice)

‘I Do My Cryin’ At Night’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019), Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Arthur Leo ‘Doodle’ Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 – Monday 4 October 1999)

‘Homecoming’ (written by Carl Jackson)

‘Moving On’ (written by Nancy Montgomery and Irene Kelley)

‘Timeless & True Love’, which was written by Charlie Black (Wednesday 23 November 1949 – Friday 23 April 2021), Austin Roberts and Buzz Cason

‘Bobby & Sarah’ (written by Irl Hees)

‘Let’s Put Love Back To Work’ (written by Larry Cordle and Mark Collie)

‘Artificial Tears’ (written by Bob Morrison and Ron Hellard)

‘Cherry Jubilee’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Timeless & True Love’ (Rebel Records, 1991) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (lead vocals, harmony vocals, mandolin, fiddle)
Darrin Vincent (guitar, bass, harmony vocals)
Bela Fleck and Alison Brown (banjo)
Randy Kohrs (Dobro)
Scott Sanders (steel guitar)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Sonny Louvin (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Russell Moore, Alison Krauss, Carl Jackson, David Parmley and Johnny Vincent (harmony vocals)


In the mid-1990s, Rhonda Vincent signed a recording contract with Giant Records in Nashville, where she hoped to achieve crossover success in the country music market.


On Tuesday 26 October 1993, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Written In The Stars’ (Giant Records, 1993), which was produced by James Stroud and Garth Fundis, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘I’m Not Over You’ (written by Carl Jackson and Melba Montgomery) / this track was released as a single in 1993, but it did not chart

‘What Else Could I Do’ (written by Robert Ellis Orrall and Curtis Wright)
/ this track was released as a single in 1994, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Written In The Stars’ (Giant Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

‘Written In The Stars’ (written by Cathy Majeski and Robert Ellis Orrall)

‘Ain’t That Love’ (written by Kostas Lazarides)

‘In Your Loneliness’, which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 – Wednesday 30 March 2011)

‘Mama Knows The Highway’ (written by Charles John Quarto and Pete Wasner)

‘When Love Arrives’, which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 – Wednesday 30 March 2011)

‘Passin’ of The Train’ (written by Gene Nelson and Jim Rushing)

‘I Do My Cryin’ At Night’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019), Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 – Saturday 19 July 1975) and Arthur Leo ‘Doodle’ Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 – Monday 4 October 1999)

‘If You Were Me’ (written by Graham Lyle, Chris Rea and Troy Seals)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Written In The Stars’ (Giant Records, 1993) was a critically acclaimed success, but failed commercially.


On Tuesday 6 February 1996, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Trouble Free’ (Giant Records, 1996), which was produced by James Stroud and Michael Landis, and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘What More Do You Want From Me’ (written by Bob Regan) / this track was released as a single in 1996, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Trouble Free’ (Giant Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

‘Somebody’ (written by Al Anderson and Robert Ellis Orrall) / this track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss

‘You Beat All I’ve Ever Seen’ (written by Kostas Lazarides, Kathy Louvin and Melba Montgomery)

‘Trouble Free’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley)

‘It Ain’t Nothin’ New’ (written by Larry Cordle, Betty Key and Larry Shell)
/ this track was a duet with Randy Travis

‘Old Memory (Found Its Way Back Home Again)’ (written by Jerry Salley and Melba Montgomery)

‘If I Could Stop Loving You’ (written by Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Spence and Curtis Wright)

‘At The Corner of Walk & Don’t Walk’, which was written by Kenny Beard (Thursday 26 February 1959 – Sunday 1 October 2017)

‘The Blues Ain’t Workin’ On Me’ (written by Tom Shapiro and George Teren) / this track featured guest vocals from Dolly Parton

‘When I’m Through Fallin’ Apart’, which was written by Eugene David Dobbins (Monday 19 March 1934 – Sunday 23 November 2008) and Bob Morrison

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Trouble Free’ (Giant Records, 1996) included the following:

Brent Mason, Brent Rowan, Larry Byrom and Mark Casstevens (guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar, Dobro)
Darrin Vincent (bass, vocals)
Eddie Bayers and Paul Leim (drums)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) and Matt Rollings (piano)
Richard Landis (tambourine)
Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson, Norah Lee Allen, Michael Black, Jon Mohr and Carolee Cooper (vocals)


Various Artists: 'Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing for Food' (Mercury Records / Little Dog Records, 1998)

On Tuesday 2 June 1998, Little Dog Records released ‘Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing For Food’ (Mercury Records / Little Dog Records, 1998), a various artists compilation, proceeds from which benefited homeless charities, including L.A. Mission.

‘Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing For Food’ (Mercury Records / Little Dog Records, 1998) was produced by Pete Anderson, and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘I Sang Dixie’ (written by Dwight Yoakam) / this track, which was performed by Rhonda Vincent, was released as a single in 1998, did not chart

‘Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing For Food’ (Mercury Records / Little Dog Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

‘Doin’ What I Did’ (written by Dwight Yoakam) / this track was performed by The Backsliders

‘This Time’ (written by Kostas and Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by David Ball

‘The Distance Between You & Me’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Sara Evans

‘The Heart That You Own’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Jim Matt

‘A Thousand Miles From Nowhere’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Tim O’Brien

‘Near You’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Mandy Barnett and Kim Richey

‘Johnson’s Love’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Scott Joss

‘What I Don’t Know’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Bonnie Bramlett Sheridan

‘Takes A Lot To Rock You’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Lonesome Strangers

‘If There Was A Way’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by The Blazers

‘Please, Please, Baby’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Reckless Kelly

‘One Thousand Miles’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by Pete Droge

‘Miner’s Prayer’ (written by Dwight Yoakam)
/ this track was performed by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch


On Tuesday 25 August 1998, Dolly Parton saw the release of ‘Hungry Again’ (Blue Eye Records / Decca Records, 1998), which included the following tracks, on which Rhonda Vincent provided harmony vocals:

‘Hungry Again’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘The Salt In My Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Honky Tonk Songs’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Blue Valley Songbird’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘I Wanna Go Back There’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘When Jesus Comes Calling For Me’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Time & Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘I’ll Never Say Goodbye’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘The Camel’s Heart’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘I Still Lost You’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Paradise Road’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Shine On’ (written by Dolly Parton)

Dolly Parton’s ‘Hungry Again’ (Blue Eye Records / Decca Records, 1998) reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998, No.167 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1998, and No.3 on the United Kingdom Top Country Albums Chart in 1998.


Following the release of the critically acclaimed, but commercially unsuccessful albums, ‘Written In The Stars’ (Giant Records, 1993) and ‘Trouble Free’ (Giant Records, 1996), Rhonda Vincent chose Rounder Records as her new recording home and, between 2000 and 2006, saw the release of a series of critically acclaimed traditional bluegrass albums.


On Monday 4 October 1999, Dolly Parton saw the release of ‘The Grass Is Blue’ (Blue Eye Records / Sugar Hill Records, 1999), which was produced by Steve Buckingham, and included the following tracks, on which Rhonda Vincent provided harmony vocals:

‘Travelin’ Prayer’ (written by Billy Joel)
‘Cash On The Barrelhead’, which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) and Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 – Sunday 20 June 1965)
‘A Few Old Memories’, which was written by Hazel Dickens (Saturday 1 June 1935 – Friday 22 April 2011)
‘I’m Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open’, which was written by Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 – Friday 11 May 1979)
‘Steady As The Rain’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘I Still Miss Someone’, which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 – Friday 12 September 2003) and Roy Cash Jr.
‘Endless Stream of Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Silver Dagger’ (traditional)
‘Train, Train’, which was written by Shorty Medlocke (1910 – 1982)
‘I Wonder Where You Are Tonight’, which was written by Johnny Bond (Tuesday 1 June 1915 – Monday 12 June 1978)
‘Will He Be Waiting For Me’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘The Grass is Blue’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘I Am Ready’ (written by Rachel Parton Dennison)

Dolly Parton’s ‘The Grass Is Blue’ (Blue Eye Records / Sugar Hill Records, 1999) reached No.24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1999, No.198 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1999, and No.8 on the United Kingdom Top Country Albums Chart in 1999.


On Tuesday 11 January 2000, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Back Home Again’ (Rounder Records, 2000), which was produced by Ronny Light, and included the following tracks:

‘Lonesome Wind Blues’ (written by Wayne Raney)
‘Pretending I Don’t Care’ (written by Jimmy Martin and Paul Williams)
‘When I Close My Eyes’ (written by Mark Springer)
‘You’re In My Heart’, which was written by Ron Block and George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013)
‘Little Angels’ (written by Ronny Light, Janice Clare and Lina Richard)
‘Passing of The Train’ (written by Gene Nelson and Jim Rushing)
‘Out of Hand’, which was written by Ira Louvin (Monday 21 April 1924 – Sunday 20 June 1965)
‘Jolene’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are’ (written by Carl Jackson and David Wills)
‘Keep Your Feet On The Ground’ (written by Irl Hees)
‘You’re Running Wild’ (written by Ray Edenton and Don Winters)
‘Where No Cabins Fall’ (written by Nolan Jeffress)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Back Home Again’ (Rounder Records, 2000) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, guitar, mandolin)
Ron Spears (guitar)
Bryan Sutton (guitar, mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Darrin Vincent (bass, harmonium, vocals)
Randy Barnes (bass)
Glen Duncan and Luke Bulla (fiddle)
Ron Stewart (banjo, fiddle)
Marc Pruett (banjo)
Paul Brewster and Johnny Vincent (vocals)


In 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awarded Rhonda Vincent with its ‘Female Vocalist Award’.


It was also in 2001 when Rhonda Vincent was awarded The International Bluegrass Music Association’s ‘Entertainer of The Year’ Award.


On Tuesday 16 January 2001, Dolly Parton saw the release of ‘Little Sparrow’ (Sugar Hill Records, 2001), which was produced by Steve Buckingham, and included the following tracks, on which Rhonda Vincent provided harmony vocals:

‘Little Sparrow’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Shine’ (written by Ed Roland)
/ this track featured guest vocals from Nickel Creek
‘I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby’, which was written by Robert Autry Inman (Sunday 6 January 1929 – Tuesday 6 September 1988)
‘My Blue Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Seven Bridges Road’ (written by Steve Young)
‘Bluer Pastures’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘A Tender Lie’ (written by Randy Sharp)
‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, which was written by Cole Porter (9 June 1891 – Thursday 15 October 1964)
‘Mountain Angel’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Marry Me’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Down From Dover’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘The Beautiful Lie’ (written by David ‘Butch’ McDade)
‘In The Sweet By & By’ (written by Sanford Bennett and Joseph Webster)
‘Little Sparrow’ (reprise) (written by Dolly Parton)

Dolly Parton’s ‘Little Sparrow’ (Sugar Hill Records, 2001) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2001, No.97 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2001, No.3 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart in 2001, and No.30 on the United Kingdom Albums Chart in 2001.


On Tuesday 5 June 2001, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘The Storm Still Rages’ (Rounder Records, 2001), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘My Sweet Love Ain’t Around’, which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953) / this track was released as a single in 2001, but it did not chart

‘Don’t Lie’ (written by Chet Biggers and Frank Mandeville)
/ this track was released as a single in 2001, but it did not chart

‘I’m Not Over You’ (written by Carl Jackson and Melba Montgomery)
/ this track, which was a re-recording, was released as a single in 2002, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘The Storm Still Rages’ (Rounder Records, 2001) also included the following tracks:

‘Cry of The Whippoorwill’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Is The Grass Any Bluer’, which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 – Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Troy Seals
‘Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin’ (written by Gerald F. ‘Jerry’ Irby)
‘Bluegrass Express’, which was written by Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023)
‘Just Someone I Used To Know’, which was written by ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 – Thursday 8 August 2013)
‘On Solid Ground’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Each Season Changes You’ (written by Albert Goree and Ruth Talley)
‘You Don’t Love God If You Don’t Love Your Neighbour’, which was written by Carl Story (Monday 29 May 1916 – Friday 31 March 1995)
‘When The Angels Sing’ (written by Terry Herd, Darrin Vincent and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Martha White Theme’

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘The Storm Still Rages’ (Rounder Records, 2001) included the following:

Bryan Sutton (guitar, mandolin)
Rob Ickes and Audie Blaylock (guitar)
Darrin Vincent (bass)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Stuart Duncan and Mike Cleveland (fiddle)
Tom Adams (banjo)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘The Storm Still Rages’ (Rounder Records, 2001) reached No.9 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2001, and No.59 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2001.


Daryle Singletary: 'That's Why I Sing This Way' (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002)

On Tuesday 23 April 2002, Daryle Bruce Singletary (Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018) saw the release of ‘That’s Why I Sing This Way’ (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002); one of the included tracks was ‘After The Fire Is Gone’, which was written by L.E. White (1930 – Tuesday 7 September 2004), and featured guest vocals from Rhonda Vincent.


On Tuesday 24 September 2002, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘My Blue Tears’ (Rebel Records, 2002), a compilation album, which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Good Morning Country Rain’ (written by Eddy Raven) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘New Dreams & Sunshine’ (Rebel Records, 1989)

‘Lone Star State of Mind’ (written by Pat Alger, Fred Koller and Gene Levine) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990)

‘Goin’ Gone’ (written by Pat Alger, Bill Dale and Fred Koller) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘New Dreams & Sunshine’ (Rebel Records, 1989)

‘Birmingham Turnaround’, which was written by Sanger D. ‘Whitey’ Shafer (Wednesday 24 October 1934 – Saturday 12 January 2019) and Warren D. Robb / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Timeless & True Love’ (Rebel Records, 1991)

‘Deepening Snow’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show’s ‘Bound For Gloryland’ (Rebel Records, 1991)

‘My Blue Tears’ (written by Dolly Parton) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘New Dreams & Sunshine’ (Rebel Records, 1989)

‘We Were Almost Like A Dream Come True’ (written by Donnie Clark, Vickie Clark and Larry Cordle) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990)

‘Wishing Well Blues’ (written by Marshall Wilborn) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990)

‘I’m Not That Lonely Yet’ (written by Wilburn S. Rice and M. Sharon Rice) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Timeless & True Love’ (Rebel Records, 1991)

‘Love Without A Trace’ (written by Carl Jackson and Jennifer McCarter) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990)

‘Mama’s Angels’, which was written by Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘A Dream Come True’ (Rebel Records, 1990)

‘Bobby & Sarah’ (written by Irl Hees) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Timeless & True Love’ (Rebel Records, 1991)

‘Rise & Shine’, which was written by Carl Perkins (Saturday 9 April 1932 – Monday 19 January 1998) / this track was originally included on Rhonda Vincent’s ‘New Dreams & Sunshine’ (Rebel Records, 1989)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘My Blue Tears’ (Rebel Records, 2002) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, fiddle, mandolin)
David Parmley (guitar, vocals)
Russ Barenberg (guitar)
Jim Vest and Terry Crisp (steel guitar)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Carolyn Vincent (bass, vocals)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums)
Mike Hartgrove and Bobby Hicks (fiddle)
Bela Fleck (banjo)
Barry Walsh and Buck White (piano)
Darrin Vincent, Johnny Vincent, Kathy Chiavola and Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 – Wednesday 26 January 2011) (vocals)


On Tuesday 29 April 2003, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘One Step Ahead’ (Rounder Records, 2003), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’ (written by Curtis Wright and Thomas Jeff Knight) (No.58, 2003)

‘If Heartaches Had Wings’
 (No.48, 2004)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘One Step Ahead’ (Rounder Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

‘Kentucky Borderline’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘One Step Ahead of The Blues’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent) / this track featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss
‘Caught In The Crossfire’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Ridin’ The Red Line’ (written by Audie Blaylock, Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Pathway of Teardrops’, which was written by Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 – Sunday 24 February 1991) and Wayne P. Walker
‘An Old Memory (Found Its Way Back Home Again)’ (written by Melba Montgomery and Jerry Salley)
‘Missouri Moon’ (written by Jennifer Strickland)
‘Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill’ (written by Ruby Moody)
‘Fishers of Men’ (written by Becky Buller)
‘Frankie Belle’ (written by Molly Cherryholmes) / this track was an instrumental
‘The Martha White Song’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘One Step Ahead’ (Rounder Records, 2003) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, mandolin)
Darrin Vincent (guitar, bass, vocals)
Bryan Sutton (guitar)
Cody Kilby (guitar, banjo, mandolin)
David Smith (bass)
Sam Bush, Aubrey Haynie and Andy Leftwich (mandolin)
Stuart Duncan and Luke Bulla (fiddle)
Ronnie Stewart (banjo, fiddle)
Tom Adams (banjo)
Alison Krauss, Jamie Dailey, Eric Wilson and Jim Britton (vocals)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘One Step Ahead’ (Rounder Records, 2003) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2003, and No.30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003.


On Tuesday 8 March 2005, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage saw the release of ‘Ragin’ Live’ (Rounder Records, 2005), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent; the album was recorded ‘live’ at Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri and included the following tracks:

‘Introduction’ by Bluegrass DJ Hank Janney
‘Kentucky Borderline’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin’ (written by Gerald F. ‘Jerry’ Irby)
‘Missouri Moon’ (written by Jennifer Strickland)
‘Me Too’ (written by Hunter Berry)
‘One Step Ahead of The Blues’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Jolene’ (written by Dolly Parton)
‘Heartbreakin’ Old Achin’ Blues’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Road Rage’ (written by Kenny Ingram)
‘Cheatin’ Kind of Life’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’ (written by Curtis Wright)
‘So Happy I’ll Be’, which was written by Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 – Friday 11 May 1979) and Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 – Wednesday 28 March 2012)
‘Son Drop In’ (written by Hunter Berry)
‘Martha White Theme’
‘Frankie Belle’ (written by Molly Cherryholmes) / this track was an instrumental



‘I’ve Forgotten You’ (written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Angelo Petraglia and Troy Verges) / this track reached No.59 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2005

‘Ghost of A Chance’ (written by Jim Rushing and Carl Jackson)
‘The Last Best Place’ (written by Steve Leslie)
‘Bluegrass Express’, which was written by Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023)
‘Mule Skinner Blues’, which was written by Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 – Friday 26 May 1933) and Vaughn Horton
‘Homecoming’ (written by Carl Jackson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Ragin’ Live’ (Rounder Records, 2005) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, guitar, fiddle, mandolin)
Kenny Ingram (guitar, banjo, vocals)
Josh Williams (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Hunter Berry (fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Mickey Harris (bass, vocals)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Ragin’ Live’ (Rounder Records, 2005) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2005, and No.55 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2005.


On Tuesday 23 May 2006, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (Rounder Records, 2006), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent and Brian Vincent, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:


‘Heartbreaker’s Alibi’ (written by Honey Brassfield)
this track was a duet with Dolly Parton

‘Heartbreaker’s Alibi’ (written by Honey Brassfield) / this track, which was a duet with Dolly Parton, was released as a single in 2006, but it did not chart

‘Midnight Angel’, which was written by Bobby Osborne (Monday 7 December 1931 – Tuesday 27 June 2023), Pete Goble and Brian Vincent
/ this track, which was a duet with Bobby Osborne, was released as a single in 2006, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (Rounder Records, 2006) also included the following tracks:

‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Forever Ain’t That Long Anymore’ (written by Blake Williams and Wayne Southards)
‘God Bless The Soldier’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Rhythm of The Wheels’ (written by Al Wood)
‘Til They Come Home’, which was written by Byron Hill and Mike Dekle (Sunday 25 June 1944 – Thursday 24 February 2022)
‘Don’t Act’ (written by Connie Leigh)
‘Jesus Built A Bridge To Heaven’ (written by Mark Kevin Grantt and Glen Duncan)
‘Prettiest Flower There’ (written by Val Johnson)
‘Ashes of Mt. Augustine’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Precious Jewel’, which was written by Roy Acuff (Tuesday 15 September 1903 – Monday 23 November 1992)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (Rounder Records, 2006) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, fiddle, mandolin)
Josh Williams (guitar)
Mickey Harris (bass)
Hunter Berry (fiddle)
Kenny Ingram (banjo)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (Rounder Records, 2006) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2006, No.43 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2006, and No.14 on the Billboard Top Heat-Seekers Chart in 2006.


In October 2006, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection’ (Rounder Records, 2006), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Christmas Time At Home’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘The Christmas Song’, which was written by Mel Tormé (Sunday 13 September 1925 – Saturday 5 June 1999) and Robert Wells (Sunday 15 October 1922 – Monday 28 September 1998)
‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’, which was written by Johnny Marks (Wednesday 10 November 1909 – Tuesday 3 September 1985)
‘Beautiful Star of Bethlehem’ (written by A.L. Phipps)
‘Christmas Time’s A Comin’, which was written by Benjamin Franklin ‘Tex’ Logan Jr. (Monday 6 June 1927 – Friday 24 April 2015)
‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, which was written by Sammy Cahn (Wednesday 18 June 1913 – Friday 15 January 1993) and Jule Styne (Sunday 31 December 1905 – Tuesday 20 September 1994)
‘Silent Night’, which was written by Joseph Mohr (11 December 1792 – 4 December 1848) and Franz Xaver Gruber (25 November 1787 – 7 June 1863)
‘Oh, Christmas Tree’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Winter Wonderland’, which was written by Felix Bernard (28 April 1897 – Friday 20 October 1944)
‘Jingle Bells’ (written by James Pierpont)
‘Away In A Manger’ (written by William Kirkpatrick and Martin Luther)
‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ (written by James Shaw)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection’ (Rounder Records, 2006) included the following:

Josh Williams (guitar, vocals)
Bryan Sutton, Randy Kohrs, David Grier and Mark Casstevens (guitar)
Darrin Vincent and Kevin Grantt (bass)
Stuart Duncan, Luke Bella and Hunter Berry (fiddle)
Aubrey Haney and Adam Steffey (mandolin)
Ron Stewart (banjo, fiddle)
Noam Pikelny, Scott Vestal and Aaron McDaris (banjo)
Bob Patin (piano)
Frances Cunningham (bouzouki)
Jeff Taylor (accordion)
Tom Roady (percussion, bells)
Amber Burks (harp)
Mickey Harris, Carl Jackson, Jeff Easter, Sheri Easter, Jamie Dailey, Sally Sandker and Sharon White (vocals)


On Tuesday 27 February 2007, Daryle Singletary (Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018) saw the release of ‘Straight From The Heart’ (Shanachie Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

‘The Bottle Let Me Down’, which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 – Wednesday 6 April 2016)

‘Black Sheep’, which was written by Robert Altman (Friday 20 February 1925 – Monday 20 November 2006) and Daniel Darst / this track featured guest vocals from John Anderson

‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend’, which was written by Wayland D. Holyfield (Sunday 15 March 1942 – Monday 6 May 2024)
‘Promises’ (written by Randy Travis and John Lindley)

‘I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) and Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006) / this track featured guest vocals from Ricky Skaggs

‘Jesus & Bartenders’ (written by Larry Cordle and Leslie Satcher)
‘These Days I Barely Get By’, which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013) and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 – Monday 6 April 1998)
‘Miami, My Amy’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), Dean Dillon and Royce D. Porter (Saturday 1 April 1939 – Thursday 31 May 2018)
‘I Still Sing This Way’ (written by Chris DuBois, David Lee and Daryle Singletary)
‘Lovin’ On Back Streets’ (written by Hugh King)
‘Fifteen Years Ago’ (written by Raymond Smith)

‘We’re Gonna Hold On’, which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013) and Earl Montgomery / this track featured guest vocals from Rhonda Vincent

Daryle Bruce Singletary’s ‘Straight from The Heart’ (Shanachie Records, 2007) reached No.74 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2007.


On Tuesday 13 March 2007, Randy Kohrs saw the release of ‘Old Photographs’ (Rural Rhythm Records, 2007); one of the included tracks was ‘Don’t Let Your Wounded Heart Come Between Us’ (written by Randy Kohrs), which was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.


Gene Watson: 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007)

On Tuesday 25 September 2007, Gene Watson saw the official release of ‘In a Perfect World‘ (Shanachie Records, 2007); one of the included tracks was ‘Together Again’, which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 – Saturday 25 March 2006), and was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.


On Tuesday 8 January 2008, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Good Thing Going’ (Rounder Records, 2008), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

‘I’m Leavin’ (written by Rhonda Vincent) / this track was released as a single in 2007, but it did not chart

‘I Gotta Start Somewhere’ (written by Jerry Salley and Lisa Shaffer)
 / this track was released as a single in 2008, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Good Thing Going’ (Rounder Records, 2008) also included the following tracks:

‘World’s Biggest Fool’ (written by Darrell Hayes and Byron Hill)

‘I Give All My Love To You’ (written by Rhonda Vincent) / this track featured guest vocals from Russell Moore

‘Good Thing Going’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Scorn of A Lover’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Hit Parade of Love’ (written by Jimmy Martin and Wade Birchfield)
‘I Will See You Again’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Just One of A Kind’, which was written by Dottie Rambo (Friday 2 March 1934 – Sunday 11 May 2008)
‘Who’s Cryin’ Baby’ (written by Connie Leigh)

‘The Water Is Wide’ (traditional) / this track featured harmony vocals from Keith Urban

‘Bluegrass Saturday Night’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Good Thing Going’ (Rounder Records, 2008) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, fiddle, mandolin)
Josh Williams (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Andy Hall (Dobro)
Darrin Vincent and Mickey Harris (bass, vocals)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Tom Roady (percussion)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Hunter Berry (fiddle, mandolin)
Adam Steffey and Andy Leftwich (mandolin)
Kenny Ingram and Ron Stewart (banjo)
Yogi Bare, Becky Bowman, Kathy Chiavola, Russell Moore, Jesse McReynolds (Tuesday 9 July 1929 – Friday 23 June 2023), Keith Urban and Bryan Sutton (vocals)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Good Thing Going’ (Rounder Records, 2008) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2008, No.35 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2008, and No.5 on the Billboard Top Heat-Seekers Chart in 2008.


Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent backstage at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 12 September 2008

On Tuesday 16 June 2009, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Destination Life’ (Rounder Records, 2009), which was produced by Hunter Berry and Rhonda Vincent, and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

‘Stop The World (& Let Me Off)’, which was written by Carl Robert Belew (Tuesday 21 April 1931 – Wednesday 31 October 1990) and W.S. Stevenson / this track was released as a single in 2009, but it did not chart

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Destination Life’ (Rounder Records, 2009) also included the following tracks:

‘Last Time Loving You’ (written by Rhonda Vincent and Alice Zincone)
‘I Can Make Him Whisper I Love You’ (written by Pete Goble)
‘Destination Life’ (written by Donna Dean)
‘Heart Wrenching Lovesick Memories’ (written by Tonya Lowman)
‘Crazy What A Lonely Heart Will Do’, which was written by Paulette Carlson and Jimbeau Hinson (Wednesday 29 October 1952 – Friday 4 March 2022)
‘Anywhere Is Home When You’re With Me’ (written by George Doering and Jo Ellen Doering)
‘Crazy Love’ (written by Rusty Young)
‘What A Woman Wants To Hear’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘I Heard My Saviour Calling Me’ (written by Dorothy Johnson and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Eighth of January’, which was written by Robert Russell ‘Chubby’ Wise (Saturday 2 October 1915 – Saturday 6 January 1996) / this track was an instrumental
‘When I Travel My Last Mile (He Will Hold My Hand)’ (written by Henry J. Donohue)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Destination Life’ (Rounder Records, 2009) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, mandolin)
Ben Helson and Ben Nelson (guitar)
Aaron McDaris (guitar, banjo)
Mickey Harris (bass)
Hunter Berry (fiddle, mandolin)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Destination Life’ (Rounder Records, 2009) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2009, No.52 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2009, and No.21 on the Billboard Top Heat-Seekers Chart in 2009.




On Wednesday 26 August 2009, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘A Taste of the Truth‘ (Shanachie Records, 2009); one of the included tracks was ‘Staying Together’ (written by Jerry Salley and Monty Holmes), which was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.



Patty Loveless: 'Mountain Soul II' (Saguaro Road Records, 2009)
John Conlee: 'Busted' (MCA Records, 1982)

On Tuesday 29 September 2009, Patty Loveless saw the release of ‘Mountain Soul II’ (Saguaro Road Records, 2009), which was produced by Emory Gordy Jr., and included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

‘Busted’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002) / this track was released as a single in September 2009, but it did not chart / this track was also recorded by John Conlee, who included it on ‘Busted’ (MCA Records, 1982); John Conlee‘s version of the track reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1982

Patty Loveless’ ‘Mountain Soul II’ (Saguaro Road Records, 2009) also included the following tracks:

‘Fools Thin Air’, which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 – Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Rodney Crowell

‘A Handful of Dust’ (written by Tony Arata) / this track was originally included on Patty Loveless‘ ‘When Fallen Angels Fly’ (Epic Records, 1994)

‘Half Over You’ (written by Karen Staley) / this track was originally included on Patty Loveless‘ self-titled debut album, ‘Patty Loveless’ (MCA Records, 1987)

‘Prisoner’s Tears’ (written by Mike Henderson, Mark Irwin and Wally Wilson)
‘Working On A Building’
(traditional)
‘Friends In Gloryland’ (traditional)
‘(We Are All) Children of Abraham’ (written by Patty Loveless and Emory Gordy Jr.)

‘Big Chance’ (written by Patty Loveless and Emory Gordy Jr.) / this track was originally included on Patty Loveless‘ ‘Dreamin’ My Dreams’ (Epic Records, 2005)

‘When The Last Curtain Falls’ (written by Emory Gordy Jr. and Jim Rushing)

‘Blue Memories’ (written by Paul Kennerley and Karen Brooks) / this track, which was originally included on Patty Loveless‘ ‘On Down The Line’ (MCA Records, 1990), reached No.22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991, and No.20 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1991, and featured background vocals from Vince Gill and Harry Stinson

‘You Burned The Bridge’ (written by Jon Randall)
‘Bramble & The Rose’ (written by Barbara Keith)

‘Feelings of Love’ (written by Kostas) / this track was originally included on Patty Loveless‘ ‘On Down The Line’ (MCA Records, 1990)

‘Diamond In My Crown’ (written by Paul Kennerley and Emmylou Harris)

Personnel involved in the recording of Patty Loveless‘ ‘Mountain Soul II’ (Saguaro Road Records, 2009) included the following:

Mike Auldridge and Rob Ickes (Dobro)
Barry Bales and Mike Bub (upright bass)
Tom Britt and Guthrie Trapp (electric guitar)
Jason Carter and Deanie Richardson (fiddle)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Vince Gill and Del McCoury (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Emmylou Harris, Tim Hensley (Monday 8 October 1962 – Tuesday 30 April 2013), Carmella Ramsey and Rhonda Vincent (background vocals)
Rebecca Lynn Howard (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Carl Jackson
(banjo, background vocals)
Butch Lee (pump organ)
Patty Loveless (lead vocals, background vocals)
Rob McCoury (banjo)
Ronnie McCoury (mandolin, mandola, background vocals)
Jon Randall (mandolin, background vocals)
Kerlan Spur (percussion)
Bryan Sutton (banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin)

Patty Loveless‘ ‘Mountain Soul II’ (Saguaro Road Records, 2009), which reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2009, No.19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2009, and No.91 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2009, won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Bluegrass Album’.


On Tuesday 21 September 2010, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Taken’ (Upper Management Music, 2010), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and included the following tracks:

‘Court of Love’ (written by Mike O’Reilly)
‘Taken’ (written by Mike Geiger and Anna Owens)
‘In The Garden By The Fountain’ (written by Roger Brown)
‘Song of A Whippoorwill’ (written by Tracy Starling and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Back On My Mind’, which was written by Conrad Pierce and Charles William Quillen (Monday 21 March 1938 – Friday 19 August 2022)
‘When The Bloom Is Off The Rose’ (written by Roger Brown)
‘Ragin’ Live For You Tonight’ (written by Mickey Harris, Ben Helson and Aaron McDaris)
‘Sweet Summertime’ (written by Donna Webster)
‘Tonight My Baby’s Coming Home’, which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 – Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 – Tuesday 17 April 2007)
‘Little At A Time’ (written by Amy Dalley, Tony Martin and Tom Shapiro)
‘God Is Watching’ (written by Mickey Harris and Louise Tomberlain)
‘You Must Have A Dream’ (written by James Hipskind)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Taken’ (Upper Management Music, 2010) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, fiddle, mandolin)
Ben Helson (guitar)
Mike Johnson (Dobro)
Mickey Harris, Kevin Grantt and Jesse Lunsford (bass)
Hunter Berry (fiddle)
Aaron McDaris (banjo)
Little Roy Lewis (autoharp)
Sally Berry, Dillon Harper, Hannah Harper, Dolly Parton, Chloe Lunsford, Kati Huntley, Tori Huntley, Lizzy Long, Richard Marx, Isaac Moore and Tensel Sandker (vocals)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Taken’ (Upper Management Music, 2010) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2010, No.21 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010, and No.3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart in 2010.


On Monday 28 February 2011, Herb Sandker, President of Upper Management Music, welcomed Gene Watson to Upper Management Music.


The signing ceremony took place during the first recording session for Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Your Money & My Good Looks‘ (Upper Management Music, 2011) at Ronnie’s Place on Music Row in Nashville.




On Tuesday 7 June 2011, Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Your Money & My Good Looks‘ (Upper Management Music, 2011); the album received wide critical acclaim, and included the following tracks:

‘Your Money & My Good Looks’ (written by Terry Herd and Rhonda Vincent)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Gone For Good’ (written by Jimmy Melton)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘It Ain’t Nothing New’ (written by Betty Key, Larry Cordle and Larry Shell)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’ (written by Nadine Bryant)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Til The End’ (written by Cathy Gosdin)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Alone Together Tonight’ (written by Billy Yates, Ashley Monroe and Terry Clayton)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Out of Hand’, which was written by Jeff Barry and Thomas Jans (Monday 9 February 1948 – Sunday 25 March 1984)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘This Wanting You’, which was written by Bruce C. Bouton, T. Graham Brown and Bruce Burch (Friday 30 January 1953 – Saturday 12 March 2022)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Making Everything Perfect Tonight’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

‘Sweet Thang’, which was written by Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 – Wednesday 24 August 1988)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

Ann M. Stuckey submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014

‘My Sweet Love Ain’t Around’, which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953)
Musician Credits
Piano: Dirk Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Drums: John Gardner
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell
Acoustic Guitar: Biff Watson
Fiddles: Stuart Duncan
Harmony Vocals: Rhonda Vincent

Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent‘s ‘Your Money & My Good Looks‘ (Upper Management Music, 2011) reached No.56 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2011.

Rhonda Vincent recorded ‘My Sweet Love Ain’t Around’, which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953), and included the track on ‘The Storm Still Rages’ (Rounder Records, 2001).

‘Ashes of Mt Augustine’ (this track was listed as a bonus instrumental track) (written by Rhonda Vincent)
Musician Credits
ACM Musicians of The Year
Piano: Michael Rojas
Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson
Electric Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes (Wednesday 16 September 1953 – Saturday 4 March 2023)
Electric Guitar: James Mitchell

Rhonda Vincent recorded ‘Ashes of Mt Augustine’ (written by Rhonda Vincent) and included the track on ‘All American Bluegrass Girl’ (Rounder Records, 2006).


On Tuesday 10 July 2012, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ (Upper Management Music, 2012), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday’ (written by Thelma Wilson)
‘Blue Sky Cathedral’ (written by Chuck Jones and Michael Lunn)
‘His Promised Land’ (written by Lisa Shaffer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Where We’ll Never Say Farewell’ (written by Eva Sparks and Larry Sparks)
‘Silent Partner’ (written by Jeff Barbra and Darrell Webb)
‘Just As I Am’ (written by Charlotte Elliott and William Bradbury)
‘God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds’, which was written by Fred Rose (Floyd Jenkins) (24 August 1898 – Wednesday 1 December 1954)
‘Prettiest Flower There’ (written by Gene Johnson and Val Johnson)
‘The Last Best Place’ (written by Chris Baker, Shari Baker and Steve Leslie)
‘Walking My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill’ (written by Ruby Moody)
‘Fishers of Men’ (written by Becky Buller)
‘Homecoming’ (written by Carl Jackson)
‘Where No Cabins Fall’ (written by Nolin Jeffress)
‘Help Me To Be More Like Him’ (written by Linda Grimes and Rex Wiseman)
‘Joshua’ (written by G.A. Thacker)
‘The Old Rugged Cross’ (written by George Bernard)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ (Upper Management Music, 2012) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, fiddle, mandolin)
Ben Helson (guitar)
Aaron McDaris (guitar, banjo)
Mickey Harris (bass)
Hunter Berry (fiddle, mandolin)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ (Upper Management Music, 2012), which was recorded ‘live’ at Greentop Methodist Church in Greentop, Missouri reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2012, No.37 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2012, and No.10 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart in 2012.


On Tuesday 28 January 2014, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Only Me’ (Upper Management Music, 2014), a 2-CD set, which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

Disc 1
‘Busy City’ (written by Jesse Daniel)

‘I’d Rather Hear I Don’t Love You (Than Nothing At All)’, which was written by Larry Cordle and Lionel Alton Delmore (Tuesday 19 March 1940 – Monday 20 May 2002)

‘Only Me’ (written by Roger Brown and
Billy Yates) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson

‘I Need Somebody Bad Tonight’, which was written by Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005)

‘We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds’ (written by Melba Montgomery)
/ this track featured guest vocals from Daryle Singletary (Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018)

‘It’s Never Too Late’ (written by Haley Stiltner)

Disc 2
‘Teardrops Over You’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)

‘Once A Day’ (written by Bill Anderson)

‘Beneath Still Waters’, which was written by Dallas Frazier (Friday 27 October 1939 – Friday 14 January 2022)

‘Bright Lights & Country Music’, which was written by Bill Anderson and Jimmy Gateley (Friday 1 May 1931 – Sunday 17 March 1985)

‘When The Grass Grows Over Me’, which was written by Don Chapel (1931 – Sunday 6 December 2015)

‘Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin’ (written by Gerald F. ‘Jerry’ Irby)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Only Me’ (Upper Management Music, 2014) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, mandolin)
James Mitchell and Carl Jackson (guitar)
Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
Kevin Grantt (bass)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Tim Crouch (fiddle)
Michael Rojas (piano)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Only Me’ (Upper Management Music, 2014) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart in 2014, No.36 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2014, and No.10 on the Billboard Top Heat-Seekers Chart in 2014.


Rhonda Vincent: 'Rhonda Vincent Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light' (Upper Management Music, 2014)

In April 2014, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Rhonda Vincent Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light’ (Upper Management Music, 2014), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘O’er Yonder Hill’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Edge of My Forever’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Move On Baby’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Looking At Life’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Sweet By & By’ (traditional)
‘Good News’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Muddy Water Flows’ (written by Nancy Brewer and Rhonda Vincent)
‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee’ (written by Thomas A. Dorsey and R.E. Winsett)
‘When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder’, which was written by James Black and Gene Clark (Friday 17 November 1944 – Friday 24 May 1991)
‘Old Rugged Cross’ (written by George Bernard)
‘Standing On The Promises’ (written by Kelso Carter and Victor Hedgren)
‘Amazing Grace’, which was written by John Newton (24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807)


On Friday 30 October 2015, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Christmas Time’ (Upper Management Music, 2015), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Dreaming of Christmas’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Angels We Have Heard On High’ (traditional)

‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ (written by James Shaw)
/ this track featured guest vocals from Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels (Wednesday 28 October 1936 – Monday 6 July 2020), The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Gene Watson, Bill Anderson, Larry Gatlin, Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, and EmiSunshine

‘Christmas Time’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Christmas Time At Home’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘Milk & Cookies’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)
‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ (traditional)
‘Jingle Bells’ (written by James Pierpont)
‘Away In A Manger’ (written by William Kirkpatrick and Martin Luther)
‘Silent Night’, which was written by Franz Xaver Gruber (25 November 1787 – 7 June 1863) and Joseph Mohr (11 December 1792 – 4 December 1848)
‘O, Little Town of Bethlehem’ (written by Lewis Redner and Phillips Brooks)

Christmas Medley:
(‘What Child Is This’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear’, ‘O, Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘The First Noel’, ‘O, Holy Night’ and ‘Hark, The Herald Angels Sing’) / this medley featured the voice of Rhonda Vincent and Academy of Country Music (ACM) award-winning pianist, Michael Rojas

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Christmas Time’ (Upper Management Music, 2015) included the following:

Jake Stargel (guitar)
Brent Burke (Dobro)
Kevin Brantt (bass)
Brent Rader (percussion)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Aubrey Haynie (mandolin)
Jens Kruger (banjo)
Emily Nelson (cello)
Kris Wilkinson (viola)
David Davidson and David Angell (violin)
Kelsi Robertson, Buddy Robertson and Charli Robertson (vocals)
The Oak Ridge Boys, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels (Wednesday 28 October 1936 – Monday 6 July 2020), Bill Anderson, Dolly PartonRonnie Milsap, Gene Watson, Larry GatlinJeannie SeelyLorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis and Emi Sunshine (guest artists)
Kris Wilkinson (arrangements)

Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Christmas Time’ (Upper Management Music, 2015) reached No.26 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2015.


Rhonda Vincent & The Rage: 'All The Rage - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage In Concert, Volume 1' (Upper Management Music, 2016)

In November 2016, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage saw the release of ‘All The Rage – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage In Concert, Volume 1’ (Upper Management Music, 2016), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Mule Skinner Blues’, which was written by Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 – Friday 26 May 1933) and Vaughn Horton
‘Is The Grass Any Bluer On The Other Side’ (written by Troy Seals, Buck Moore and Cory Batten)
‘Girl From West Virginia’ (written by Clyde Denny, Marie Denny and Wade Hill)
‘Midnight Angel’ (written by Bobby Osborne, Pete Goble and Brian Vincent)
‘Wow, Baby’ (written by Hunter Berry)
‘If We Would Just Pray’ (written by Mickey Harris)
‘Freeborn Man’ (written by Keith Allison and Mark Lindsay)
‘All About The Banjo’ (written by Aaron McDaris)
‘Missouri Moon’ (written by Jennifer Strickland)
‘I’ve Forgotten You’ (written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges and Angelo Petraglia)
‘You Don’t Love God If You Don’t Love Your Neighbour’ (written by Tommy Colley and Shorty Sullivan)
‘Kentucky Borderline’ (written by Rhonda Vincent and Terry Herd)
‘Old Rugged Cross’ (written by George Bennard)
‘Run Mississippi’ (written by Carl Jackson and Priscilla Houston)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage’s ‘All The Rage – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage In Concert, Volume 1’ (Upper Management Music, 2016) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (vocal, guitar, mandolin)
Josh Williams (guitar, mandolin)
Aaron McDaris (guitar, banjo)
Brent Burke (guitar)
Hunter Berry (fiddle, mandolin)
Mickey Harris (bass)

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage’s ‘All The Rage – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage In Concert, Volume 1’ (Upper Management Music, 2016) was recorded ‘live’ at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.


Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary: 'American Bandstand' (Upper Management Music, 2017)

In July 2017, Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary (Wednesday 10 March 1971 – Monday 12 February 2018) saw the release of ‘American Bandstand’ (Upper Management Music, 2017), which was produced by Rhonda Vincent, and included the following tracks:

‘Above & Beyond (The Call of Love)’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002)

‘One’, which was written by Ed Bruce (Friday 29 December 1939 – Friday 8 January 2021), Ron Peterson and Judith Bruce

‘After The Fire Is Gone’, which was written by L.E. White (1930 – Tuesday 7 September 2004)

‘American Bandstand’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)

‘Slowly, But Surely’, which was written by Charles ‘Fuzzy’ Owen (Tuesday 30 April 1929 – Tuesday 12 May 2020)

‘As We Kiss Our World Goodbye’ (written by Billy Yates)

‘We Can’t Live Life’ (written by Rhonda Vincent)

‘Golden Ring’ (written by Bobby Braddock and Rafe Van Hoy)

‘We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds’ (written by Melba Montgomery)

‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’ (written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen)

‘A Picture of Me (Without You)’, which was written by Norro Wilson (Monday 4 April 1938 – Thursday 8 June 2017) and George Richey (Saturday 30 November 1935 – Saturday 31 July 2010)

‘Up This Hill & Down’ (written by Richard D. Staedtler)


Rhonda Vincent: 'Music Is What I See' (Upper Management Mu)sic, 2021)

On Friday 28 May 2021, Rhonda Vincent saw the release of ‘Music Is What I See’ (Upper Management Music, 2021), which included the following tracks:

‘What Ain’t To Be, Just Might Happen’, which was written by Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 – Sunday 28 October 2007) / the original version of this track was recorded by Porter Wagoner, who included it on ‘What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen’ (RCA Victor Records, 1972); Porter Wagoner‘s version of the track reached No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1972

‘False Hearted Love’

‘Music Is What I See’, which was written by Mike Dekle (Sunday 25 June 1944 – Thursday 24 February 2022) and Tony Haselden

‘Like I Could’

‘I’d Like To Be A Train’ (written by Pete Goble and LeRoy Drumm)

‘I’m Still Not Over You’ (written by Timothy Wade Raybon)

‘It’s Me Again’ (written by Jerry Salley and Sheila Stephen)

‘Slowly’, which was written by Tommy Hill and Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 – Sunday 24 February 1991) / the original version of this track was recorded by Webb Pierce, who included it on ‘The Wondering Boy’ (Decca Records, 1956); Webb Pierce’s version of the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for seventeen weeks in 1954 / a re-recorded stereo version of this track was included on Webb Pierce’s ‘The Webb Pierce Story’ (Decca Records, 1964) / a duet version of this track was included on Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce’s ‘In The Jailhouse Now’ (Columbia Records, 1982)

‘I Ain’t Been Nowhere’ / this is a rewritten version of ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’, which was written by Geoff Mack (Wednesday 20 December 1922 – Friday 21 July 2017), adapted to how the pandemic had affected touring musicians / the original version of this track was recorded by Hank Snow (Saturday 9 May 1914 – Monday 20 December 1999), who included it on ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ (RCA Victor Records, 1963); Hank Snow’s version of the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1962, and reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1962

‘Unchained Melody’, which was written by Alex North (4 December 1910 – Sunday 8 September 1991) and Hy Zaret (21 August 1907 – Monday 2 July 2007) / the original version of this track was recorded by The Righteous Brothers – Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield (Saturday 10 August 1940 – Wednesday 5 November 2003) – who included it on ‘Just Once In My Life’ (Philles Records, 1965); The Righteous Brothers’ version of the track was No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, No.14 on the United Kingdom pop music singles chart in 1965, No.9 on the Canadian RPM Tracks Chart in 1965, and No.8 on the NLD Chart in The Netherlands in 1965

‘Unchained Melody’ re-appeared on the Billboard charts in the United States in 1990 after The Righteous Brothers’ recording was used in the box office blockbuster film, ‘Ghost’, which starred Patrick (Wayne) Swayze (Monday 18 August 1952 – Monday 14 September 2009) and Demi Moore.

Two versions charted in the United States in 1990 – the original and a new recording.  According to Bill Medley, he was interested in having the original recording released due to the renewed interest in the song, but was told that there were licensing issues.  Although Bobby Hatfield’s voice was no longer as good as when he first recorded the song, they decided to re-record it for Curb Records.  The re-recorded version was released as both a cassette single and a CD single.  It received minimal airplay but sold well, peaking at No.19.  The re-recorded version was certified ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Thursday 10 January 1991, and received a Grammy Award nomination.

The 1965 original Righteous Brothers recording was re-issued in 1990 by oldies re-issue label, Verve Forecast, under licensing from Polygram Records (which had acquired the rights years earlier).  The original version received a lot of airplay, and was No.1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart for two weeks in 1990.  However, sales for this version were minimal in the United States since it was only available as a 45rpm single and the song peaked at No.13 based largely on airplay.  For eight weeks, both versions were on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart simultaneously and The Righteous Brothers became the first act to have two versions of the same song in the Top 20 at the same time.  This re-released song reached No.1 in the United Kingdom, where it stayed for four weeks, becoming the UK’s top selling single of 1990.  As of 2017, it has sold 1.17 million copies in the United Kingdom.  The 1990 re-issue also reached No.1 in Australia, Austria, Ireland, The Netherlands, and New Zealand.

‘Everybody Will Be Happy Over There’

‘There’s A Record Book’ (written by Larry Whitehead) / this track featured harmony vocals from The Isaacs (Ben Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rhonda Vincent’s ‘Music Is What I See’ (Upper Management Music, 2021) included the following:

Rhonda Vincent (lead vocals, mandolin)
Aaron McDaris (banjo)
Hunter Berry (fiddle)
Josh Williams (acoustic guitar)
Jeff Partin (Dobro)
Mickey Harris (upright bass)


Gene Watson: 'Outside The Box' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022)

On Friday 16 September 2022, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Outside The Box‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2022); one of the included tracks was ‘I’ve Got One of Those Too’ (written by Jimmy Melton and Erin Enderlin), which was a duet with Rhonda Vincent.




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