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Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda on stage. (Amy Miller)
Background information
Born July 13, 1962 (1962-07-13) (age 47)
Origin Kirksville, Missouri
Genres Country, Bluegrass
Occupations singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Mandolin, guitar, fiddle
Years active 1970-present
Labels Rebel, Giant, Rounder
Associated acts Dolly Parton
Alison Krauss
Website Official site

Rhonda Vincent (b. July 13, 1962, Kirksville, Missouri) is a bluegrass singer, mandolin player, guitarist and fiddle player.[1]

Her musical career started as a child in her family's band, The Sally Mountain Show, and has spanned almost four decades. She achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and '80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music.[2]



In the 1990s she branched out into mainstream country music but did not enjoy the success anticipated there. With the release of her album Back Home Again in 2000, she returned to bluegrass with the goal of expanding both the musical reach and the accessibility of the genre. Since then she has seen her popularity and acceptance rise and has received acclaim from several music-industry groups. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) accorded her its Female Vocalist of the Year award for the years 2000 - 2006, plus IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) designated her its Entertainer of the Year for 2002 - 2006 inclusive.[3] She also performs with her band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.

Vincent married Herb Sandker in 1984. They have two daughters, Sally (b. 1986) and Tensel (b. 1988). She is the sister of bluegrass performer and producer Darrin Vincent (Kentucky Thunder, Dailey & Vincent).

On February 19, 2010, it was announced that Vincent had parted way with Rounder Records, after 10 years on the label.[4]


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Blue-
US Country US Heat
1990 A Dream Come True
1991 Bound for Gloryland
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rebel Records
New Dreams & Sunshine
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rebel Records
Timeless & True Love
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rebel Records
1993 Written in the Stars
1996 Trouble Free
2000 Back Home Again
2001 The Storm Still Rages
  • Released: June 5, 2001
  • Label: Rounder Records
5 59
2003 One Step Ahead
  • Released: April 29, 2003
  • Label: Rounder Records
1 30 19
2005 Ragin' Live
  • Released: March 8, 2005
  • Label: Rounder Records
2 55
2006 All American Bluegrass Girl
  • Released: March 23, 2006
  • Label: Rounder Records
1 43 14
2008 Good Thing Going
  • Released: January 8, 2008
  • Label: Rounder Records
1 35 5
2009 Destination Life
  • Released: June 16, 2009
  • Label: Rounder Records
2 52 21
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or not released

Compilation and specialty albums

Year Album details
2002 My Blue Tears
  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Rebel Records

Holiday albums

Year Album details
2006 Beautiful Star: The Christmas Collection
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Rounder Records


Year Single US Country Album
1993 "I'm Not Over You" Written in the Stars
1994 "What Else Could I Do"
1995 "What More Do You Want From Me" Trouble Free
1998 "I Sang Dixie" Will Sing for Food: The Songs
of Dwight Yoakam
2001 "My Sweet Love Ain't Around" The Storm Still Rages
"Don't Lie"
2002 "I'm Not Over You" (re-release)
2003 "You Can't Take It With You When You Go" 58 One Step Ahead
2004 "If Heartaches Had Wings" 48
2005 "I've Forgotten You" 59 Ragin' Live
2006 "Heartbreaker's Alibi" (with Dolly Parton) All American Bluegrass Girl
"All American Bluegrass Girl"
2008 "I'm Leavin'" Good Thing Going
"I Gotta Start Somewhere"
2009 "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" Destination Life
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist US Country Album
2009 "Staying Together" Gene Watson A Taste of the Truth
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1993 "I'm Not Over You"
1994 "What Else Could I Do"
1995 "What More Do You Want from Me" R. Brad Murano/Steven T. Miller
1998 "I Sang Dixie"
2002 "I'm Not Over You" Warren P. Sonoda
2003 "You Can't Take It With You When You Go"
"If Heartaches Had Wings" Deaton-Flanigen Productions
2005 "I've Forgotten You" Brent Hedgecock
2006 "Heartbreaker's Alibi" Trey Fanjoy
2008 "I Gotta Start Somewhere" Dallas Henry


IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association)

  • Recorded Event of The Year – Clinch Mountain Country, 1999
  • Recorded Event of the Year, 2001
  • Entertainer of the Year 2001
  • Recorded Event of the YearLivin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers, 2004
  • Song of the Year – Kentucky Borderline, 2004
  • Female Vocalist of the Year, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,


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