Formal Opry Induction Set For March 11, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 30, 2016) – Three-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year and multi-Grammy®-nominated
super duo Dailey & Vincent have been invited to become official
members of the Grand Ole Opry. The pair returned to the Opry at the
Ryman Auditorium tonight to celebrate the kick-off of its 10th year as a
duo, which began on the Opry at the Ryman stage in 2007. The night also
marked the duo’s 100th Opry appearance. The duo will be formally
inducted into the Opry on Saturday, March 11.

During a special half-hour Dailey & Vincent set, the two were
joined by a series of guests including Opry members Marty Stuart and
Connie Smith as well as John Carter Cash and his wife Ana Cristina in
addition to Dailey’s father JB Dailey and Vincent’s mother Carolyn
Vincent. After a performance with the duo, Stuart gave Jamie Dailey and
Darrin Vincent the surprise of their lives, inviting the duo to
officially join the Opry. “Country music needs you. Country music loves
you. And the Grand Ole Opry welcomes you,” Stuart said.

“This is one of the most special things that has ever happened to
us,” a shocked Dailey said after a few seconds of stunned silence.
“We’re so thankful.”

Before closing out the show along with their guests on the gospel
favorite “This Old House,” and equally surprised Vincent shared, “I have
no words. I’m so honored. The Lord is so faithful to us.”

“Dailey & Vincent have thoroughly entertained thousands of fans
on the Opry stage over the past decade,” said Opry Vice President and
General Manager Pete Fisher. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent embody so
much about what fans love about the Opry. They have a tremendous respect
for tradition, and they’re also innovators committed to the future of
the music they love. We’re excited to welcome them as official members
of the family in March.”

Crystal Gayle is set to be inducted into the Opry by her sister
Loretta Lynn on Saturday, January 21. Other artists scheduled to play
the Opry in early 2017 include Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Ricky Skaggs,
and Josh Turner, among many others.

About Dailey & Vincent
Five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy award
nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35
IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year
Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie
Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour
today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American
music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction
of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and
Vincent’s reedy harmonies, has gained them well-deserved praise for
their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music
gold. Dailey & Vincent has garnered world-wide attention with their
first national, top-rated television series, “The Dailey & Vincent
Show,” on RFD TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special “Dailey &
Vincent ALIVE – In Concert.” Their most recent CD, Dailey & Vincent ALIVE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks.

About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are
held every Friday and Saturday of the year, and Tuesday Night Opry shows
will return February 14, 2017. To plan an Opry visit, call (800)
SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.
The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from
Nashville, Tenn. Marking more than nine decades of entertainment, the
Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com,
Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship
home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality
Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

 Photo by Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry®

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