by Chad Campbell, senior producer
I had never heard of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, and bluegrass is not my favorite genre of music, but I did grow up listening to the Statler Brothers. My parents had a rotation of three cassette tapes in the car stereo, greatest hit collections of Simon and Garfunkel, Rod Stewart and the Statler Brothers. The group was based in Staunton, Virginia — had one pair of brothers, but it turned out that no one in the band was named Statler. They are in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Gospel Hall of Fame and the Country Music Association named the Statlers best vocal group a record NINE times. The Statlers retired in 2002, but now there’s Dailey and Vincent’s tribute album, which effortlessly transforms 12 Statler Brother country hits into bluegrass toe-tappers. The CD is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores (click here to find a location near you). You can also purchase “Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” and at the Cracker Barrel website.