Music > Artists > Country

Diamond Rio

November 22nd, 2014

Formed:
1984

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Diamond Rio

Biography

Diamond Rio found major commercial success in the '90s by playing an eclectic hybrid of modern country, traditional bluegrass (especially in their harmony singing), and a hint of rock & roll. The band was composed of Marty Roe (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Olander (guitar, banjo), Gene Johnson (mandolin, vocals), Dan Truman (keyboards), Dana Williams (bass), and Brian Prout (drums). Roe had already been touring professionally since age 12, when he was a member of Windsong, and Olander had previously worked with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Foster & Lloyd. The band first got together at Nashville's Opryland theme park, and spent the first part of the '80s performing bluegrass music there under the name the Tennessee River Boys. The future members of Diamond Rio joined one by one, and in 1986, they left Opryland to try their luck as a touring band. Dana Williams was the last official member to join in 1989, upon which point the band changed its name to Diamond Rio (taken from the side of a truck) and landed a contract with Arista.

Top Albums


1. Live

2. Diamond Rio:..

3. Diamond Rio:..

4. The Reason

5. Greatest Hit..

6. Completely

7. One More Day

8. The Star Sti..

9. Unbelievable

10. Diamond Rio

11. IV

12. Love a Littl..

13. Close to the..

14. Super Hits: ..

15. The Star Sti..

16. God Is There..

17. God Is There..

18. In God We St..

19. Can't You Te..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Meet In the Middle Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:18 $1.29
2.

One More Day Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:36 $1.29
3.

Beautiful Mess Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:47 $1.29
4.

You're Gone Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:59 $0.99
5.

Norma Jean Riley Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:02 $0.99
6.

Unbelievable Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 2:21 $0.99
7.

I Believe Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:56 $0.99
8.

One More Day One More Day 3:36 $1.29
9.

Love a Little Stronger Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:38 $0.99
10.

How Your Love Makes Me Feel Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 4:04 $0.99
11.

Beautiful Mess Completely 3:48 $1.29
12.

In a Week or Two Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 2:57 $0.99
13.

Meet In the Middle Diamond Rio: Greatest Hits 3:19 $1.29
14.

In God We Still Trust Reason 3:22 $0.99
15.

In God We Still Trust In God We Still Trust – Sin.. 3:34 $0.99
16.

In God We Still Trust (Live) Live 4:07 $1.29
17.

Beautiful Mess (Live) Live 4:40 $1.29
18.

Meet In the Middle Diamond Rio 3:18 $1.29
19.

One More Day (Live) Live 4:26 $1.29
20.

Choice (Country Artists for Soles4So.. Choice (Country Artists for.. 3:57 $1.29
21.

Mirror Mirror Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:12 $0.99
22.

Walkin' Away Diamond Rio: 16 Biggest Hit.. 3:48 $0.99
23.

Meet in the Middle (Live) Live 4:36 $1.29
24.

Norma Jean Riley (Live) Live 3:46 $1.29
25.

Open the Eyes of My Heart Songs for Worship: Country 4:48 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Meet In the Mi..

2. God Only Cries

3. Bubba Hyde

4. How Your Love ..

5. Walkin' Away

6. Stuff

7. Finish What We..


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