48th Annual Brumley Gospel Music Sing draws talented artists Aug. 3-6

Some of the biggest names in Gospel music will be at the Mabee Center August 3-6 as part of the 48th Annual Brumley Gospel Music Sing.

The four-day concert will honor 110 years of the Gospel music legacy of Albert E. Brumley, the creator of I’ll Fly Away, Turn Your Radio On and a host of Gospel standards.

Brumley, who was born in Spiro, Oklahoma, began writing in the late 1920s. I’ll Fly Away remains the most recorded song ever.

The Brumley Gospel Sing originated in 1969 in a rodeo arena in Springdale, Arkansas. as an idea by Brumley. The four-day event brings together dozens of the most popular Gospel performers and more than 20,000 Gospel music fans from all over the world. It is known as the “Granddaddy of All Gospel Sing” or “the Bonnaroo of Gospel Music.”

The scheduled performers are:

Karen Peck & New River; The Bowling Family; The Diplomats; Greater Vision; Dailey & Vincent; Aaron Wilburn; The Booth Brothers; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Triumphant Quartet; The Nelons; The Kingsmen; Aaron Wilburn; The Inspirations; The McKameys; Little Roy & Lizzy; Dixie Melody Boys; Chuck Wagon Gang; Freedom Quartet; Tim Lovelace; Tribute Quartet; Blackwood Brothers; Mark Trammell Quartet; The Hoppers; Dixie Echoes Quartet; Mylon Hayes Family and Tim Lovelace.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have been called the “rock stars of bluegrass.” They had three Grammy Award nominations for their 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year.” They have won 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”

In a telephone interview, Vincent said this is not the first time Dailey & Vincent have played in Tulsa but it will be the first concert at the ORU Mabee Center. And they have been in the Annual Brumley Gospel Sing previously.

“This is a great opportunity to share your faith in Jesus Christ,” Vincent said. “The Tulsa event is Bible-based and it’s a time to stand up for your beliefs.”

Anyone who attends will be pleased, he said.

“You can’t go wrong with this concert,” Vincent said. “This is a melting pot of talent under one roof. People will love it.”

Vincent started singing at age three and playing music at age six as part of his family band, The Sally Mountain Show, along with sister Rhonda Vincent. As a member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for more than 10 years, Darrin has won five Grammy Awards and eight IBMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year. He has performance and recording credits with dozens of artists including Dolly Parton, Nora Jones, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Gill, John Hartford, and many more.

Dailey gained national attention when he joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998 as lead, baritone and tenor singer. During Jamie’s tenure, the band won 13 IBMA Awards–including seven Vocal Group of the Year awards and earned four Grammy and five Dove Award nominations. Dailey has recorded with Dolly Parton, appeared on five Gaither Homecoming DVDs, was a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy-winning Brand New Strings album, as well as dozens of other guest performances and collaborations to his credit.

The Dailey & Vincent television show is on at 8:30 p.m. every Saturday night on RFD-TV.

Tickets to the Brumley Gospel Sing can be purchased by calling 1-800-678-1353 or go to www.brumleymusic.com