Wednesday, January 6, 2010
– Dailey & Vincent cite The Statler Brothers as a key influence, and now they're going to take it one step further by releasing their 12-sonbg tribute "Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers," available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® on Feb. 1.
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent previously recorded their take of some Statler songs and include a few in their live show. In 2008, they performed at the medallion ceremony marking the Statlers' official induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dailey & Vincent's self-titled debut on Rounder Records included their version of the Statlers' hit More Than a Name on a Wall, which topped the Sirius bluegrass chart in 2008. Their "Brothers From Different Mothers" CD included Years Ago and There is You from the Statlers' catalog, along with a special guest appearance by Statler Harold Reid in his alter ego of Lester "Roadhog Moran on Head Hung Down, which spent two months at number one on the Bluegrass Unlimited song chart.
"The Statler Brothers are my childhood heroes," says Dailey. "My daddy bought me a Statler Brothers record in 1983, and I went to bed every night listening to that record. I knew every word to every song. We're delighted to work with Cracker Barrel on this project because we pull our bus into a Cracker Barrel every weekend; that's where we have breakfast and lunch.
"The Statlers have given so much to America through their music," adds Vincent. "Some of those lyrics are just so powerful, like The Class of '57. It's all about America. It's an honor to record these classic songs and share them with Cracker Barrel's guests.
The Statler Brothers themselves support Dailey & Vincent and the album. "Jamie and Darrin have used their magic touch to honor us and our music," says Statler Don Reid. "This CD is one great tribute from two great friends. Dailey and Vincent - they are what good music and friendship is about today."
The Statler Brothers played for almost four decades until their retirement in 2002. They are one of only six acts to be inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, writing and recording iconic songs about small-town life, love, faith and days gone by.
Songs on the CD are:
Flowers on the Wall
The Class of '57
Hello Mary Lou
Too Much on My Heart
Susan When She Tried
I'll Go To My Grave Loving You
Bed of Rose's
Do You Know You Are My Sunshine?
"Brave Apostles Twelve
My Only Love
Thank You World