Growing up in a family where music was a way of life, it’s no wonder Rhonda Vincent has become known as the “Queen of Bluegrass.” Born and raised in northern Missouri, Rhonda was surrounded by a variety of different sounds and genres. A member of her family’s television show, The Sally Mountain Show, Rhonda quickly became accustomed to playing gigs each and every night. Later starting her own band, Rhonda achieved respect from the bluegrass community which consisted of majorly men as her ability to perfect each chord and her demanding vocals stood out among the rest. As a female artist in the 70’s and 80’s, Rhona knew she had to create a unique set of tracks that relayed a wholesome message to her listeners.
Recently collaborating with friend and inspiration, Daryl Singletary, Rhona is to release a new album entitled American Grandstand. With a traditional vibe and hints of her own experiences, American Grandstand is a magical product of two artists who find singing to be as natural as breathing.
Finding joy in everything she puts her mind to, Rhonda’s music creates a sense of empowerment in her listeners. Not afraid to take on any opportunity that comes her way Rhonda is currently working on a piece that requires her to sing in the style of rock, a challenge Rhonda claims will “add an element of excitement to her music” that no other artist can compete with.
Looking forward to what comes next Rhonda hopes to promote the release of American Grandstand. Having taken Nashville by storm performing at the Grand Ole Opry and all weekend long at this year’s CMA Fest, Rhonda plans to hit the road this summer sharing her music with as many people as she can.
So get a taste of Rhonda’s music on iTunes, Spotify, and on her website at http://www.rhondavincent.com/ then tag us @nextwomenofcountry to tell us what you think about the Queen of Bluegrass.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org