Album Review of
Only Me

Label: Upper Management

Genres: Bluegrass, Country

Styles: Contemporary Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Country


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Written by Robert Bartosh
February 13, 2014 - 12:00am EST
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There is something magical when certain albums are played for the first time, an excitement of anticipation as the sound comes from your speakers; goose bumps forming on your arms. Such a magic happens with “Only Me” the latest double CD release by Rhonda Vincent.

Let me get down to the brass-tacks, Rhonda Vincent’s music contains flawless singing and musicianship that is moving. A perfect blend of 12 songs (6 bluegrass & 6 True Country tracks) performed by some incredibly talented musicians and superbly produced by Rhonda Vincent. Her Bluegrass tracks were recorded at Rhonda’s home recording studio while her country tracks were recorded in Nashville. 

This album includes special guest appearances from Willie Nelson to “Only Me”, Mr. Daryle Singletary to “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds” plus past hits such as “When The Grass Grows Over Me”, “Drivin Nails”, “Beneath Still Waters”, and harmonies by Diamond Rio to “Once A Day”.

In an era filled full of Pop/Rock Country music it’s great to see an album with True Country tracks that sound as good as it gets. I am sure the Bluegrass tracks will have even the strictest of bluegrass critics living along the ‘Crooked Road Trail’ tapping their toes. Rhonda’s “Only Me” is one of the most powerful Bluegrass/True Country studio projects to be introduced in a while. This release will be leaving hardcore Bluegrass fans and music lovers of True Country music alike grinning ear to ear with pure pleasure and hoping for more on the horizon from this talented artist. Yes the Queen Of Bluegrass still rules the kingdom.