Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Rhonda Vincent July 12, 2012

Rhonda Vincent is an award-winning bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Famously crowned “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal. In 2010, she released her album “Taken,” which she released on her own label. While amazingly independent, she is proud to acknowledge the contributions of her longtime band The Rage consisting of Hunter Berry, Mickey Harris, Ben Helson, and Aaron McDaris, as well as her collaborations with artists such as Dolly Parton, Richard Marx, and Next Big Thing. Rhonda Vincent and The Rage have over 70 awards to their name, with honors including an IBMA Entertainer of the Year award and an astounding seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards. Vincent is an incredibly talented, self-motivated, independent woman who is seemingly taking over bluegrass, one song at a time.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, made up of Joe Mullins, Adam McIntosh, Tim Kidd, Evan McGregor, and Mike Terry, feature a charismatic blend of country, gospel, and bluegrass. From slow country ballads to bluegrass instrumentals at breakneck tempos to dense harmonies reminiscent of old gospel music, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will leave you absolutely stunned. Before working with The Radio Ramblers, Joe Mullins performed with the band Longview, earning Song of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year awards from the IBMA. He also took home the IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year award in 2001 for his banjo work on Rebel Records’ “Knee Deep in Bluegrass.” Mullins owns a number of Ohio radio networks featuring Bluegrass and Gospel music. He has been nominated for 2010 SPBGMA for Broadcaster and Promoter of the Year, and one of his stations, WBZI, was nominated for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year. When it comes to both knowing and performing great Bluegrass music, no one appears to do it better than Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.

Rhonda Vincent and Joe Mullin and the Radio Ramblers will play Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman on Thursday, July 12. For more information and to purchase ticket click here.

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