Rector is once again bringing internationally-known, world-class artists to the Rector stage in a concert to benefit the RHS Helping Hands Foundation.
The show will again be held in Rector's new state-of-the-art gymnasium. Tickets are available at $25 for stadium seating (chairbacks) and $10 for bleacher seats by calling (870) 595-3501, at Glen Sain locations in Rector, Kennett and Paragould, at Liberty Bank in Rector or through www.RHSHelpingHands.org. A few VIP floor tickets remain at a cost of $100. Those tickets include a meet-and-greet with the artists prior to the concert and padding seating. Those who purchase 10 tickets will get two free (all 10 must be purchased in the same section and the two free tickets will be in the purchased section).
The 2012 concert will be Fortune's first appearance at the Helping Hands show. Crabb visited Rector in 2010, wowing the crowd with his memorable performance.
All proceeds from the event will go the Helping Hands Foundation. The organization has helped numerous students and organizations in the Rector School District over the past several years. Helping students meet the costs of everything from field trips to dental care and college scholarships, the Helping Hands Foundation has made a lasting difference in many students' lives.
About The Concert Artists
Following the retirement of the other three members of the group in 2002, Fortune embarked on an extensive performance schedule. He has remained a popular solo performer and songwriter and has made countless fans through the years both as a member of the Statlers and as a solo performer. His most dedicated fans refer to themselves as "Fortune Hunters."
Crabb was for years the powerhouse lead vocalist for The Crabb Family and, after other family members retired in 2007, launched a solo career which has taken him all over the world. Crabb has performed at Carnegie Hall, become a "fan favorite" at the Grand Ole Opry, appeared regularly on the Gaither Homecoming Series videos and has been a popular artist on CMT. His self-titled album in 2009 earned Crabb a Grammy.
Dailey and Vincent first met in 2001 during the International Bluegrass Music Association awards show in Louisville, Ky., and discovered an uncanny blend in their vocal harmonies, a tight sound reminiscent of the fraternal harmonies of the Louvin Brothers and the Bailes Brothers. Their debut album, Dailey & Vincent, was released by Rounder Records in early 2008. By the end of the year, it had been named Album of the Year at the IBMA Awards.
Collectively, the duo won seven IBMA awards in 2008, including Entertainer of the Year and Emerging Artist -- the first time in IBMA history that an act was honored in both categories in the same year. The two repeated as Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and won the IBMA's Vocal Group of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Three other albums have followed and Dailey & Vincent remain one of the hottest bluegrass groups in the nation.