Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Rhonda Vincent is no stranger to most anyone in the field of music. Elton John and Bernie Taupin enlisted Rhonda and her iconic friend Dolly Parton to create a “Queen of Bluegrass” version of their song “Please” for their 50th Anniversary Tribute CD in 2018.
The Grammys honored Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with the 2017 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album “All The Rage – Volume One” a live project that displays the world class talent of Rhonda and her incredible band. She’s one of the hardest working entertainers, in any genre of music, touring an incredible eleven months out of the year. It’s been far too long since the “Queen of Bluegrass” settled down in the studio to create new music, and finally the wait is over. There wasn’t a song search or a target recording date. Frankly, the entire process was a continuous chain reaction. The songs presented themselves in the most unlikely of places. The first single, “LIKE I COULD” was discovered while riding in a limousine with Grand Ole Opry Star, Jeannie Seely. Jeannie was sharing her fear of co-writing by appointment and how she finally faced her fear at the encouragement of fellow Opry member Bill Anderson by writing “LIKE I COULD” with Erin Enderlin and Bobby Tomberlin. She sang her new song as the limo rolled along. Rhonda instantly loved it and told Jeannie she wanted to record it. Jeannie, in total amazement, later texted Rhonda to ask if she really wanted to record it or was it merely an impulse reaction. Rhonda really loved it and could not wait to record it.
While this may seem unorthodox for some, Rhonda thrives on living for the moment, and making the most of each opportunity as it presents itself. This was never more evident as you discover the many elements, from the process of finding the songs for the new upcoming project to the actual recording of the single “LIKE I COULD.”
Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
760 S Van Buren St
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Tickets: Available February 24, 2023