All Hail the Bluegrass Queen

February 2019
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

The legendary Rhonda Vincent takes the Carolina Opry stage with her band, The Rage

Dubbed “the new queen of bluegrass” by The Wall Street Journal, Rhonda Vincent will be taking the Carolina Opry stage with her band, The Rage, this February. Vincent’s musical career began in her family’s band, The Sally Mountain Show, when she was just a child. In the 1970s and ‘80s she earned respect from her mostly male peers for her mastery of progressive chord structure and the fast-paced and multi-range vocals that are a big part of bluegrass. In 1985, she competed on and won the TV series You Can Be a Star, which led to a recording contract. She released her first solo album in 1988. She has been a guest vocalist on recordings by the likes of Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker and Alan Jackson.

A seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Vincent snagged her first win in 2017 for “Best Bluegrass Album.” Despite being her first Grammy, it was far from her first award. She and The Rage are actually the most honored band in bluegrass history, with 19 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards and a whopping 89 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Awards. In her designer gowns and stiletto heels, Vincent continues shaping the landscape of modern country music. Her most recent album, a collaboration with Daryle Singletary released in 2017, is American Grandstand. Come see this bluegrass legend live on stage.



Rhonda Vincent - February 17, 6 p.m.

The Carolina Opry Theatre
8901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
$41.65–$62.20, (843) 913-4000
thecarolinaopry.com

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE CAROLINA OPRY