Good Thing Going is the twelfth album released from Rhonda Vincent. The album was released on January 8, 2008, via Rounder Records. It was her third number-one album on the Top Bluegrass Albums chart, as well as her first Top 40 (second overall) album on the Top Country Albums chart since 2003's One Step Ahead.
The album features an appearance by singer Keith Urban, who sings harmony vocals on the "The Water Is Wide". Two singles, "I'm Leavin'" and "I Gotta Start Somewhere", were released, however, neither one charted.
Rick Anderson of Allmusic rated the album with 4 out of 5 stars. He also said: "Good Thing Going finds Vincent bringing all of those styles together to create a very solid and enjoyable program." He also said the album is "very highly recommended".
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Rhonda Vincent (b. July 13, 1962, Kirksville, Missouri) is a bluegrass singer, songwriter, mandolin player, guitarist and fiddle player.. Accessed July 9, 2007.
Her musical career started as a child in her family's band, The Sally Mountain Show, and has spanned almost four decades. She achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and '80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music..
Rhonda Lea Vincent was born in Kirksville,Missouri on Friday July 13, 1962. She is the oldest of three children, and the only daughter of Johnny and Carolyn Vincent. Her youngest brother, Darrin, is a member of the bluegrass supergroup Dailey & Vincent. Rhonda's musical career started when her father bought her a snare drum for her 6th birthday. She currently played in Queen City, Missouri in her family's group, with The Sally Mountain Show. Rhonda then at age 8, started playing mandolin. She soon excelled and began guitar lessons at 10 years old. During her high school and college years, she continued to play in bluegrass groups, but she truly wanted to make it famous. A TV series that ran on TNN for many years was called "You Can Be A Star", in which young Rhonda was involved in 1985. After winning the competition, she was signed to a recording contract and her first professional performance was with country and Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown. In the 1990s she branched out into mainstream country music but did not enjoy the success anticipated there. With the release of her album Back Home Again in 2000, she returned to bluegrass with the goal of expanding both the musical reach and the accessibility of the genre. Since then she has seen her popularity and acceptance rise and has received acclaim from several music-industry groups. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) accorded her its Female Vocalist of the Year award for the years 2000 - 2006, plus IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) designated her its Entertainer of the Year for 2002 - 2006 inclusive. She also performs with her band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.
Vincent married Herb Sandker in 1984. They have two daughters, Sally (b. 1986) and Tensel (b. 1988). In June 2010, it was announced that after 8 years in a relationship with Rhonda's fiddle player, Hunter Berry, Sally Sandker became Sally Berry in matrimony and the couple were wed in Greentop, Missouri. The reception was held on June 8, 2010. Sally and her younger sister Tensel have since performed with their mother and with Berry, and have began their own group named Next Best Thing.
On February 19, 2010, it was announced that Vincent had parted way with Rounder Records, after 10 years on the label.
Compilation and specialty albums
IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association)
* Recorded Event of The Year – Clinch Mountain Country, 1999
* Recorded Event of the Year, 2001
* Entertainer of the Year 2001
* Recorded Event of the Year – Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers, 2004
* Song of the Year – Kentucky Borderline, 2004
* Female Vocalist of the Year, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
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