Album Review: Dailey & Vincent – Singing From The Heart

Juli Thanki | April 22nd, 2010

dailey-vincent-singing-from-the-heart-cd-280x280This gospel release has been in the works for some time. Before Jamie and Darrin were Dailey and Vincent, sensational bluegrass duo, they joined forces to benefit Tennessee Bible College. The result is Singing From the Heart. While gospel albums are nothing new in bluegrass music, this one’s a little different: it’s all a cappella quartet singing.

Joined by a roster of guest stars that includes Molly Skaggs (the daughter of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White) and Doyle Lawson, Dailey and Vincent deliver a dozen instantly recognizable gospel songs ranging from “Amazing Grace” to “The Old Rugged Cross.” While the source material isn’t exactly new, these folks make it interesting. At first it’s a little jarring to not hear expertly played bluegrass instruments in the background. But that feeling quickly vanishes, as the pair—and their stellar guests—can easily captivate a listener with just their voices singing in perfect harmony. The highlight of the album is “Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven,” a staple of Dailey and Vincent’s live performances. Insanely catchy and extremely well sung, it’ll stick in just about anyone’s head, religious or not.

Though they haven’t been a duo for very long, Dailey and Vincent have set a high standard with the quality of their albums. Singing From the Heart definitely lives up to it.

4 Stars

  1. Leeann Ward
    April 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    As I typically don’t like instrumentals, I also don’t tend to like a cappella either. So, I was skeptical, but I really like this album.

  2. Razor X
    April 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t know how anyone could NOT like this album.

  3. Leeann Ward
    April 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    It *is* quite delightful.

  4. WAYNOE
    April 23, 2010 at 6:33 am

    D & V are a remarkable duo and should testify to the “modern” country era what a duo actually sounds like, rather than the one-voice domination of lopsided acts such as Brooks & Dunn, and worse yet, Sugarland.

  5. merlefan49
    April 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    They are the hottest thing in Bluegrass right now. Their Daily and Vincent sing the Stalter Brothers is also great.

  6. I Am Very Cute
    April 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    i hope their christianity isn’t the legalistic nazi like christianity commonly found in the Bible Belt. I hope their christianity is the Jesus kind of Christianity and not the man made rules not even found in scripture. :-)

    that aside, this album is pretty amazing. i thought they can’t live without their instruments :-)

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