Dailey & Vincent became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday evening (March 11) at an induction ceremony by Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show and Jeannie Seely. The duo had been invited to become Opry members by Marty Stuart during their 100th appearance on the show in December. Seely, who will celebrate 50 years of Opry membership later this year, presented an Opry Member Award to Jamie Dailey, while Old Crow lead singer Ketch Secor did the same for Darrin Vincent.
“I had the honor of introducing Dailey & Vincent for their first Opry appearance,” Seely said. “I thought to myself that night, ‘I hope one day I get to see them become members of the Opry one day because they epitomize everything the Opry is on stage and off.’”
“We are very excited to welcome Dailey & Vincent into the fold,” said Opry General Manager Sally Williams. “Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have been proclaimed the best in their field across the board, winning awards and media acclaim for their songs, their musicianship, and their one-of-a-kind live performances. Over the past 10 years and more than 100 Opry visits, they’ve brought crowds to their feet both with country, bluegrass, and gospel standards as well as their brand new material. We look forward to Dailey & Vincent being active, beloved Opry members as the Opry looks toward the century mark and beyond.”
Dreamlined Entertainment Group has signed the duo and will release its new album, Patriots & Poets on March 31 via distribution through BFD/RED. The project features collaborations with Steve Martin, Bela Fleck and more.