Nashville, TN -- It was a Super Sunday in Nashville as the MOST Award Winning Band in Bluegrass – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – added an additional 5 awards to their list of honors at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Awards (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America), held at the Music City Sheraton. www.spbgma.com
The New Queen of Bluegrass, as deemed by the WALL Street Journal, and her court took home Fiddle Player of the Year – Hunter Berry, Bass Player of the Year – Mickey Harris, Guitar Player of the Year – Josh Williams, Female Vocalist of the Year – Rhonda Vincent, and the TOP honor of the evening Entertainer of the Year – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage!
“It’s an exciting night for us” Rhonda explains, “I’m so proud of all the guys.” “I feel like I travel with the best musicians in the world, and it’s great to know the fans love them as much as I do.” “We are humbled and so honored to be rewarded for our hard work.” “We live our dream each day playing the music we love, thanks to the support of all our musical friends and fans.”
The ballroom was filled to capacity; with attendees anxious to cheer on their favorite bluegrass artist. This was evidence of true dedication to bluegrass music, as the awards show was in a parallel time slot with football’s biggest game of the year.
Included in the evening’s program was a performance by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; with a special ending, teaming 2013 Female & Male Vocalists of the Year – “Rhonda Vincent & James King”, ending in a standing ovation.
Rhonda & The Rage are the most award winning band in bluegrass music with over 80 awards. The band recently welcomed multi-instrumentalist Josh Williams as their newest member, and one year ago, introduced Brent Burke, one of the world’s greatest resophonic guitarist as a member of The Rage. This all-star cast is one of the hardest working ensembles in any genre of music, and predict 2013 to be one of their busiest years to date. Rhonda credits their tour sponsor Martha White with making it possible to endure such a taxing schedule.
“For eleven years Martha White has provided us with a state of the art tour bus.” Rhonda states. “It’s our home on wheels, and I sleep better on the bus than anywhere.” “It’s the only way we could keep such a schedule.” Tour Schedule at www.rhondavincent.com
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