Rhonda Vincent’s New Bluegrass Single — “Mama Tried”

“The New Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent is pleased to announce her new single, “Mama Tried,” released in tribute to the late great Merle Haggard. Rhonda presents the song with invigorating bluegrass instrumentation, and a sassy vocal, with a familiarity that has everyone singing along.

“The song was selected to perform on an upcoming Merle Haggard Tribute on RFD-TV’s ‘Country’s Family Reunion.’ When I started singing it at our sound checks, we were instantly intrigued with the bluegrass version, and with only a 24 hour notice, we secured a studio and recorded the song, with the intention of releasing it on Merle Haggard’s birthday,” says Rhonda Vincent. “We were shocked at the news of his passing, and release it now in his honor. We loved Merle and were so thrilled to meet and open a show with him on January 28, 2015. That was such a special moment, and one we will always cherish.”

Listen close, because this new version features a rare performance by legendary bluegrass favorite Sonny Osborne singing harmony vocals, creating a family blend with Rhonda’s daughter Sally Berry. This classic song has been a favorite of country radio for nearly 48 years, since the original hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart in 1968. It also received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and most recently was added to the National Recording Registry in 2016.

To purchase this single on iTunes, click here.


Rhonda Vincent & the Rage On Tour:
May 26           Curryville, Mo. – Back 40 Bluegrass Park
Jun 3              Cherokee, N.C. – Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
Jun 4              Auburn, Ala. – Bluegrass on the Plains
Jun 7              Nashville, Tenn. – 3rd and Lindsley (with Daryle Singletary)
Jun 10            Ontario, Calif. – Huck Finn Jubilee
Jun 11            Paradise, Calif. – Paradise Performing Arts Center
Jun 12            Santa Maria, Calif. – 2 SEPARATE SHOWS!  Ticket Line 805-925-5280 – Fund Raiser for the St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church – Parrish Hall – Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Jun 14            Atascadero, Calif. -Ticket Line 661-317-6048 – Fund Raiser sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Jun 16            Grass Valley, Calif. – Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival
Jun 17            Grass Valley, Calif. – Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival
Jun 23            Grayson, Ky. – Rudy Fest
Jun 24            Summersville, W.Va. – Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
Jun 25            Romney, W.Va. – South Branch Bluegrass Festival
Jun 29-30      Queen City, Mo. – Sally Mountain Park Bluegrass Festival
Jul 01             Manteo, N.C. – Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Theater
Jul 02             Eden, N.C. – Benefit Concert
Jul 09             Centre hall, Pa. – Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
Jul 11             Cape May, N.J. – Cape May Convention Hall
Jul 13             Memphis, Mo. – Scotland Country Fair
Jul 14             Nashville, Tenn. – Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman (with Legends of Bluegrass Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne & Mac Wiseman)
Jul 16-17       Colby, Kan. – Pickin’ on Plains
Jul 22             Lakeside, Ohio – Hoover Auditorium
Jul 23             Selma, N.C. – The Farm
Jul 29             Tyler, Texas – Caldwell Auditorium
Jul 31             Lyons, Colo. – Rockygrass
Aug 04-05     Thornton, N.H. – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug 06           Milan, Mich. – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug 12          Springfield, Mo. – Gillioz Center for Arts & Entertainment (with Asleep at the Wheel)
Aug 19           Marion, N.C. – NC State Bluegrass Festival
Aug 20           Gettysburg, Pa. – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 27           Beaver Dam, Ky. – Beaver Dam Amphitheatre
Aug 28           Chillicothe, Ohio – Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre

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