Personalities | Rhonda Vincent | Alt. Country & The Bluegrass Revival

(Vocals, mandolin, b. 1962)

Vincent won six consecutive Female Vocalist Of The Year Awards (2000–05) from the IBMA for a reason. She has a high, lonesome voice reminiscent of bluegrass pioneers Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin, and she pushes it ever forward with her hard, driving mandolin riffs. After her mid-1990s fling with mainstream country, Rhonda returned to bluegrass, the music she had played with her family’s band growing up in Missouri. She assembled an old school, all-star band, The Rage, that proved the perfect setting for her flinty vocals. Their second album, 2001’s The Storm Still Rages won her the IBMA’s biggest prize, Entertainer Of The Year.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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