The Grammy-winning bluegrass queen has a new album and a steadily expanding concert calendar.
When we last caught up with bluegrass queen Rhonda Vincent, she had recently been invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry — a honor she had to delay officially accepting for more than a year because of the pandemic shutdown. During the shutdown, she continued to work on her album Music is What I See — which is now available as digital and physical media, and proves to have been well worth the wait.
“It is so exciting to finally have Music Is What I See available,” Vincent says. “This project features my world-class band, The Rage, on straight ahead, hard-drivin’ bluegrass and country classics, to a special arrangement, and perhaps the first-ever bluegrass version — complete with banjo — of ‘Unchained Melody.’
“I purposely created a balance of new songs with timeless classics. It’s my first record release since officially being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Life is truly grand!”
We Zoomed with Rhonda a few days ago to talk about Music is What I See — and the sheer joy she’s experiencing as she returns to live performing.
Here is one of the songs from Music is What I See.
And here is another.