Nashville singer Rhonda Vincent and ‘The Rage’ appeared live on WSM AM Radio 650, Thursday March 29 in Nashville.
A little background here before we get into today’s article on Rhonda Vincent Radio as heard Thursday on WSM AM 650 radio in Nashville.
Rhonda Vincent is one of our favorite Nashville singers and we are honored to be ‘friends’ with her on Facebook. We have been able to keep up with Rhonda on Facebook as she tours, (loved the songs she and Gene Watson did on CD and on their tour) and as she comes back to Nashville to play the Grand Ole Opry. She tells us when she goes home, and maybe what’s cooking for supper.
On the last Thursday of each month, Rhonda has a one-hour show on WSM AM Radio 650 and we catch it if we can.
This is our short take on what happened on her Rhonda Vincent Radio show this past week:
Rhonda started out singing ‘Back On My Mind’, a lively song to get going. She said it is on her latest CD ‘Taken’.
Rhonda said this is her band, ‘The Rage’s’, first time to appear ‘live’ on her show, so she had ‘The Rage’ say a big ‘Howdy’.
Rhonda mentioned the passing of veteran Grand Ole Opry member Earl Scruggs, and said he was the very first guest on the ‘Rhonda Vincent Radio Show’ about one year ago. She said this about Earl Scruggs:
“He will be so missed. When he was here, he shared with me. How he invented the pin that utilizes the fifth string on the banjo, open G note, clamp it down, the pin that goes for the 5th stret.
Rhonda said she asked him, “You took a hair pin? “
And Earl Scruggs said to her:
” I didn’t have anything else to use so I took one of her hair pins, sharpened off one end, then clamped it up.”
Rhonda then said,
“We’ve got Billy Dean in the studio. He has a birthday party coming up on Saturday, and he asked us to appear at Dean’s Acres with him for the Billy Dean Birthday Bash show which he is is putting on at his place.”
“This song just came out at the end of the year. Never had a dobro player before, Brent Burke, this is his first time live in the studio.
“I like to call him ‘the next Jerry Douglas’. He’s going to kick us off on number one Bluegrass song ‘When You’re Holding Me’.”
‘Micky Harris, nephew of Carl Tipton who used to have a TV show in Nashville. Micky grew up around lot of country singers and lives on the property beside Jimmy C. Newman.’
‘Gene Watson and I have an album ‘Your Money and My Good looks’ – and it’s up to you to figure out that part, yourself.’
‘Micky Harris will sing the part that Gene Watson sings on the album, ‘Gone for Good’.’
Rhonda said: ‘I want to give a shout-out to Jimmy Milton who wrote that song about 15 years ago.’
‘On the banjo, son of a preacher man, Aaron…’
‘Our award winning fiddle player…’
‘From Bethel University, Ben Helson, he toured with Ricky Skaggs.’
“My dad would turn on the Martha White Show at 5:30 am. each morning.”
‘Everybody welcome Billy Dean.’
‘Thank you”, said Billy. ‘Come celebrate Billy Dean’s Birthday Bash in Liberty, TN at Dean’s Acres. We open up our home to some of the fans to help celebrate.’
Billy Dean sang with Rhonda Vincent and ‘The Rage’ as they performed ‘The Tennessee Stud’.
Rhonda said to Billy: ‘You could have been a bluegrass playing boy, after all!’
Then she asked him: ‘Did you write most of the songs?’ (you’ve had hits with?)
Billy answered ‘I wrote about 5 of the ones I’ve had. ‘
He said other than those, he depends on other songwriters.
Rhonda said: ‘You have your home in Liberty, TN and you are opening it up for your birthday celebration. You also have some other events there.”
‘Yes’, said Billy. ‘We have a warehouse, and my kids started pulling out stuff, (and hanging it all in the house) and now my home looks like a museum of things I’ve done.
Rhonda: ‘Do you have another song?’
Billy: ‘I do, can I share your band?’
Billy Dean then sings his number one song, ‘If there hadn’t been you’, with Rhonda helping out, singing harmony.
Rhonda said, ‘We will be at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, March 30th. Jeannie Seely, Jimmy C. Newman, Billy Yates, The Whites, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown and more..’
‘My very first appearance was on the Opry with Jim Ed Brown.’
‘Then on April 12th, we’ll be on the Opry again at the Country Classics.’
‘Each last Thursday of the month, at 2 pm, remember to tune in to the ‘Rhonda Vincent Radio show’ on WSM AM, 650 AM in Nashville.’
‘Our debut, on a song called, “Run, Mississippi.”
‘A little gospel medley, come on over Billy Dean and help us out here, we will just play until our time is gone for today,’
‘Thanks for all our guests here at the Opryland Hotel today for our live show”, as she started into the gospel medley with ‘I Saw The Light” as the show ends after the medley is sung.
We greatly enjoyed the program and left Rhoda Vincent a note on Facebook to let her know we were listening.
If you’re on Twitter (@RhondaVincent13), check out the photos Rhonda posted from today’s show, and you can also check her out on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/H85dIR).
Billy Dean, Country Singer is also on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/GYFOE0)
He is on Twitter (@billydean)
This is our own contribution to her program, just to let the world of Nashville know to listen for Rhonda Vincent Radio each last Thursday of the month at 2 pm on WSM AM Radio 650 in Nashville, Music City USA.
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