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Dailey & Vincent’s American Made Music Fest coming to North Alabama

ALBERTVILLE — Grammy-nominated duo Dailey & Vincent are kicking off their American Made Music Fest at Sand Mountain Amphitheater in Albertville this weekend. The country/bluegrass/gospel singers will take the stage – with some talented friends – Friday and Saturday.

Made up of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, the musicians have traveled the globe since 2007. They are members of the Grand Ole Opry – where they made their first stage debut as a duo – and are in the fifth season of their nationally televised series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on the Circle Network. Their new song, “I’ll Leave my Heart in Tennessee,” was recently named as Tennessee’s official state song.

For their latest venture, Dailey & Vincent are bringing the American Made Music Festival series to four locations across the South through the end of the year. 

“We look forward to bringing our fans five festivals with different lineups of artists, including yours truly,” said Dailey in a recent statement. “We’ve always believed in working hard to bring our fans different experiences and, along with our team, sponsors and world class promoters, we believe you will enjoy these beautiful venues with American Made Music from some of the best in the country, bluegrass, gospel and comedy genres.”

Four-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Award-winner Martina McBride performs Friday at 8 p.m.; and four-time Country Music Association Group of the Year Award-winners Diamond Rio hits the stage Saturday at 8 p.m., and hit songwriter and original Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune sings Friday at 4 p.m.

The hosts are looking forward to performing at the all-new Sand Mountain Amphitheater.

What a wonderful venue,” Vincent said. “It’s just beautiful out there.”

Other acts this weekend include:

Sweet Tea Trio

(Sweet Tea Trio/Facebook)

An all-female vocal group, Sweet Tea Trio has strong Alabama roots: Kate Falcon from Southside, Victoria Camp from Tuscaloosa and Charity Bowden from Hope Hull. Managed by Kid Rock, the trio brings “old school country with a rhinestone flair” to the music industry.

Jolly String Quartet

(The Jolly String Quartet/Facebook)

These incredible musicians are adopted from a Russian orphanage. The foursome are classically trained in music and fuse the likes of pop, jazz, folk, gospel and “newgrass” into their songs. Living in the Nashville area, the band plays regularly at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, which is where Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea saw them and asked if they would open for Dailey & Vincent at Sand Mountain Amphitheater.

“He worked everything out for us,” lead singer Gorsha said. “There is a lot of value in playing at Puckett’s for sure. We’re really hoping to expand our tour and travel more. It’s really dependent on where God is leading us.

“He’s been faithful in taking us right where we need to be and opened a lot of doors that might not have been available to us otherwise.”

Jake Hoot

(Jake Hoot/Facebook)

The Season 17 winner of The Voice”, Jake Hoot taught himself to play guitar at an early age, while living in the Dominican Republic with his missionary parents and nine siblings. Originally from Texas, he moved to Nashville to attend Tennessee Tech as a walk-on football player. He continued to play gigs throughout and after college, where he worked first in construction, then at a radio station, which he loved. It was there that he was approached to do “The Voice,” and the rest, as they say, is history. Jake released “I Would’ve Loved You,” a duet with Kelly Clarkson, part of his debut 5-song EP, “Love Out of Time.” His new single, “Had it to Lose,” will be released June 17, which he will sing at Sand Mountain Amphitheater, along with more new music off his upcoming album. Hoot loves a good sing-along, though, so “come ready to sing” next weekend. “We’re going to have a great time,” he said.

Nestled in the “Heart of Sand Mountain,” Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater can hold more than 6,000 people.

The venue is part of Sand Mountain Park, a 130-acre premier facility that features an 8-lane indoor competition/lap pool, an outdoor water park, two dog parks, several playgrounds, 16 tennis courts, 14 turf fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, a three and a half mile walking/running trail, a 103,000 square-foot community recreation center that includes four hardwood courts, a 2-story fitness center, a 2-lane indoor track, concessions, locker rooms and conference/party rooms. 


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