Queen Of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent Invited To Be Newest Member Of Grand Ole Opry

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The Opry family is growing once again! Friday night (February 28), legendary bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.

Longtime Opry member Jeannie Seely surprised Vincent with the news following her performance of   her 2019 bluegrass chart-topper “Like I Could,” a tune co-written by Seely. A visibly surprised Vincent asked Seely twice if she was serious before responding, 100% yet. Oh my gosh! I grew up listening to the Opry. Thank you dear God!”

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Rhonda Vincent began her professional career at age five with her family’s band, the Sally Mountain Show alongside her parents and brothers, Brian and Darrin. After leaving the family band, Vincent eventually landed a deal with Rebel Records, followed by a record deal with Giant Nashville. After recording two contemporary country albums for Giant, Vincent signed with Rounder Records as a traditional bluegrass artist.

In 2000, the same year she signed with Rounder Records, Rhonda won her first of seven Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and was named the associations Entertainer of the Year in 2001. 

Even though it’s been decades since Rhonda and any of her siblings have traveled together as a band, she will join her brother Darrin on the coveted Opry membership list. Darrin makes up one half of the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, and they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2017.

Rhonda Vincent will be officially inducted into the Opry family March 24. Congratulations to Rhonda Vincent!