Jamie Dailey was honored on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a Tennessee Music Pathways marker in his hometown, Gainesboro.
Attendees included State Representative John Mark Windle, Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady and Gainesboro Mayor Lloyd Williams along with TDTD Commissioner Mark Ezell.
The event featured family-friendly activities and two exclusive concerts that night at The Bull & Thistle. The $9,506.52 total proceeds from the concerts benefited the Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund, which provides financial assistance to meet nutritional, educational and medical needs to disadvantaged children of Jackson and Dekalb counties.
Dailey is currently working with the community to help revitalize Gainesboro. The Bull & Thistle is a large contributor to that revitalization. Dailey grew up singing and playing with his family and regional groups around Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. He recorded with Dolly Parton and was a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy-winning Brand New Strings album. During his time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the band won 13 IBMA awards, including seven for Vocal Group of the Year.
Dailey & Vincent are praised as masters of bluegrass , earning five Grammy Awards, three Grammy nominations, four DOVE Awards and 35 IMBA Awards collectively, including three-time Vocal Group of the Year. The band received world-wide attention with the TV series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show.” Fans can also listen to their monthly radio program on WSM.
The statewide program identifies, interprets, promotes and preserves events, locations and stories of Tennessee’s rich musical heritage. The department worked with several historians to identify locations for markers, including birthplaces, resting places, hometowns, high schools and churches, and locations of first-known recordings or performances of musical pioneers and legends. There are more than 300 points of interest already at tnmusicpathways.com. Additional markers will continue to be installed for years to come.