Country duo Dailey & Vincent ring in the holiday season by putting their spin on a classic tune. AXS is proud to exclusively premiere their latest music video for “Frosty the Snowman.” Watch the cheerful clip above.
The track comes from their newly released holiday album Dailey & Vincent: The Sounds of Christmas. Their first ever Christmas record debuted at number eight on Billboard Holiday Albums Chart and hit the number one spot on Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. The album features classics like “Let It Snow,” “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree,” “Road to Bethlehem” featuring the one and only Dolly Parton, and “Tonight It’s Christmas” featuring Ricky Skaggs.
In support of the release and to keep that holiday cheer going, Dailey & Vincent will also embark on the A Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Christmas Tour. Shows kick off Nov. 24 in Marion, Virginia and concludes Dec. 16 in Steelville, Missouri. Tickets are on sale now. See the complete list of dates below.
We spoke with the duo about their new holiday album and upcoming tour.
AXS: This is your first ever Christmas album and the response so far has been great! It debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Holiday Albums Chart. What made you decide now was the right time for a holiday album?
Dailey & Vincent: We’d been wanting to record a Christmas CD for the past 11 years. We finally had all the songs and the moment to record and release them felt right. With BMG, Cracker Barrel, Springer Mountain Farms, Apex Management, and Adkins Publicity, our team has helped us put together an amazing release of our favorite songs of childhood memories and way of life for us.
AXS: For this project, you got to work with Dolly Parton and Ricky Skaggs. Can you tell me how they became part of the project?
D&V: Dolly and Ricky are our friends and have said for years if the right song ever comes along, we’d love to sing together. “Tonight is Christmas” and “Road to Bethlehem” fit Ricky and Dolly to a tee. We sent the lyrics and music to them, and they both said ‘Yes we’d love to be a part of it.’ We’re blessed and thankful that they took time to add their amazing voices.
AXS: Can you tell me a bit about the A Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Christmas tour coming up?
D&V: Thanks to our late friend Jean Shepard, Springer Mountain Farms has been a corporate sponsor and huge supporter of Dailey & Vincent over the past five years along with WSM, Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, as well as Bluegrass and Country music. Branding our Christmas tour ‘A Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Christmas’ was a strategy to help promote Gus Arrendale’s company along with the CD that’s in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has the Springer Mountain Farms logo on it as well. Without these great companies, we feel the promotion of and awareness of traditional music would be a lost art.
AXS: Aside from the album, you have some big holiday events planned, like Christmas episodes of The Dailey and Vincent show. What is it about this season that you love so much?
D&V: Yes, we’re on our third season of “The Dailey & Vincent Show” on RFD-TV. Thanks again to Gus and Springer Mountain Farms, we went back to Jamie’s hometown of Gainesboro, Tennessee to record four weeks’ worth of Christmas shows along with Jeannie Seely, Moe Bandy, TG Sheppard, and Kelly Lang. Don Reid of the Statler Brothers lent a helping hand with writing the first episode with a theme and storyline narrated by Opry Star Jeannie Seely. It was a cool concept and very exciting to record. What we love about Christmas is celebrating the Birthday of Jesus, spending time with family and reflecting on the year’s blessings.
Dailey & Vincent: The Sounds of Christmas is out now. Pick up your copy here.