Pinecastle Records

As the saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. What a mighty tree Jamie Dailey toppled from! The talented tenor of Dailey & Vincent teams up with his gifted dad, JB, for the full-length collaboration, Step Back In Time. Before the CD officially rolled out, it had already hit #1 on Amazon’s best-selling bluegrass albums chart.

Produced by Jamie, the album features 13 classic songs, leading off with Jimmie Davis’ “Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine” that Merle Haggard made famous. The album’s straight-ahead bluegrass pays homage to the genre’s founding fathers on the Flatt & Scruggs gospel standard “Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep.” They give their unique version of the Country Gentlemen’s “Behind These Prison Walls Of Love” and an upbeat “Ashes Of Love” to lead off the CD, as well as Doyle Lawson’s gospel hit “Vision Of Jesus.”

Lawson, Jamie’s former boss, helps out on the CD, as does Dailey’s partner, Darrin Vincent and D&V bandmembers Bob Mummert, Patrick McAvinue, and Aaron McCune. Also appearing are Tristan Scroggins and Charlie Cushman. Country Music Hall Of Famer Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers brought in his incredible tenor singing on an a cappella version of “Gloryland.” The duo also laid down an instrumental version of Roy Acuff’s “Great Speckled Bird.”

According to Jamie, “Working and performing with my dad in the studio again has taken me back down memory lane, and it has let us both relive some of the best times of our lives.” (Pinecastle Records, 2514 River Rd., Ste. 105, Piedmont, SC 29673, www.pinecastlerecords.com.)BC

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