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Don Rigsby’s Rebel Records album Doctor’s Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley makes its eagerly awaited debut in stores and online today, Tuesday, May 21. “Rigsby has really outdone himself with this reverent yet fun collection,” enthuses bluegrass critic Chuck Dauphin. “Each cut on the disc is nothing short of a delight.” The album features guest artists Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sarks and others. In addition to organizing the album, Rigsby also produced it.
A rabid fan of Stanley since he was six years old, Rigsby has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed singers in bluegrass. Affirming that Rigsby has a “world-class” voice, reviewer Jon Weisberger adds, “The album touches on well-worn [Stanley] favorites and obscurities with consistent quality and heartfelt devotion.” Stanley has been referred to as Dr. Ralph Stanley since receiving his honorary doctorate in music from Lincoln Memorial University in 1976.
Rigsby has twice been nominated for Grammy awards and is a two-time winner of the Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year award from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA).
Except for the “keystone” tune, “Mountain Doctor,” which Rigsby co-wrote with Larry Cordle (of “Murder On Music Row” fame), the other 13 songs on Doctor’s Orders were recorded by Stanley at various stages of his 67-year (and counting) career. Stanley guest stars on the album, along with such past and present members of his Clinch Mountain Boys band as Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, Charlie Sizemore, Steve Sparkman and James Alan Shelton.
Nashville, TN -- APA Nashville has signed Bluegrass superstar duo Dailey & Vincent to their roster, it was announced today by APA's Cass Scripps. The duo, celebrating its five-year anniversary, has earned two Grammy nominations, three consecutive IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards for "Entertainer of the Year" and three awards for "Vocal Group of the Year," respectively, and over 40 other awards and honors. They have multiple #1's and currently have two albums in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the award-winning and multi-talented Dailey & Vincent. Adding them to our roster will open many exciting doors of opportunity in the future," comments Scripps.
Dailey & Vincent's current single, "Steel Drivin' Man," was the #1 most-played song on Bluegrass Today's monthly chart in April and marked Jamie Dailey's first #1 as a songwriter. The video premiered on CMT Pure and remains an ongoing top-trending clip. Their new CD, BROTHERS OF THE HIGHWAY, is currently #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart. In addition, THE GOSPEL SIDE OF DAILEY & VINCENT is currently sitting at #7 in its 69th week of activity on the Billboard Gospel Albums.
Notes Dailey, "We are excited to be working with some of Nashville's finest and hardest-working agents." While Vincent adds, "We are looking forward to a great future with a fantastic group of folks at APA Nashville."
Dailey & Vincent are also represented by Zac Koffler / APEX Entertainment Management, attorney David Crow of Milom, Horsnell, Crow, Rose, Kelley, PLC. and Rounder Records.