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Dailey & Vincent win six bluegrass awards

Monday, February 16, 2009 – Dailey & Vincent won 6 awards at the 35th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards held Sunday night in Nashville. The duo was honored for Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall), Vocal Group of the Year, Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary) and Song of the Year (By the Mark), while Jamie Dailey was named Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary) and Darrin Vincent was named Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year.

Rhonda Vincent was voted Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Female Vocalist while The Grascals picked up three awards including Album of the Year for "Keep on Walkin'" and Instrumental Group of the Year. James King continued his reign as Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional).

Hunter Berry of Rhonda Vincent's band The Rage, won fiddler performer of the year, while Grascal member Kristin Scott Benson won the banjo award.

Other winners were:

Dobro Performer of The Year: Phil Leadbetter

Guitar Performer of The Year: Josh Williams

Mandolin Performer of The Year: Alan Bibey

Gospel Group of The Year (Traditional): Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

Entertaining Group of The Year: Nothin' Fancy

Songwriter(s) of The Year: Tom T. and Dixie Hall

Promoter of The Year: Bertie Sullivan

Radio Station of The Year: WDVX FM, Knoxville, TN

Radio Broadcaster of The Year: Brenda Lawson, WBBC FM of Blackstone, VA

Bluegrass Club Newsletter of The Year: Bluegrass Express - OR Bluegrass Association

Dailey & Vincent could not attend the awards show due to a prior commitment to perform at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, Mass. late Sunday afternoon. Vincent said, "We continue to be overwhelmed and humbled by how much we've been blessed. Thank you to everyone who voted. This means the world to us."

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