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Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio

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The beginnings It all began in the 1980's with a band called the Tennessee River Boys, working at Opryland amusement park in Nashville, TN.,in which Marty Roe was a member of. Then soon other familiar band members would join. Jimmy joined in 1984, Dan in 1985, Brian in…more


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    • Diamond Rio was featured on 500,000 Pepsi cans to promote their Northern California tour.

    • Diamond Rio has toured overseas in Germany and Japan.

    • In 1998, Diamond Rio was the first group to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry since 1984.

    • Diamond Rio was the first group in country music to hold the #1 spot on Billboard's country chart for three straight weeks.

    • Diamond Rio was the National spokespersons for the "Big Brother/Big Sister" organization.

    • Diamond Rio signed with Arista Records in 1989.

    • Diamond Rio has won the CMA award for Vocal Group of the Year four times.

    • Diamond Rio has been nominated for 15 times in a row for the Country Music Association awards for Vocal Group of the Year.

    • Diamond Rio has been nominated for 13 Grammy awards.

    • Diamond Rio was the first country music band in history hit number one with their debut single.

    • Dana Williams was born on May 22. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is 6'1 with brown hair and blue eyes. His is married to Lisa and a son named Jacob. He plays the bass and sings vocals. His hobbies include computers, scuba diving, boating, R/C planes, and water sport.

    • Dan Truman was born on August 29. He was born in Flagstaff, Arizona and now lives in Goodletsville, Tennessee. He is 6'3" with brown hair and blue eyes. His is married to Wendee and has four kids; Ben, Chad, Casey, and McKenzie He plays the keyboards. His hobbies include jazz, his kids, baseball and collecting baseball cards.

    • Marty Roe was born on December 28. He was born in Lebanon, Ohio and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is 6'1 with brown hair and brown eyes. His is married to Robin and has two daughters, Isabella and Sarah. He is the lead singer. His hobbies include golf racing cars and fishing.

    • Brian Prout was born on December 4. He was born in Troy Tennessee and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is 5'9 with blonde hair and blue eyes. He plays the drums. His hobbies include golf and skiing.

    • Jimmy Olander was born on August 26. He was born in Minneapolis, MN. He is 6'1 with salt and pepper hair. His wife's name is Claudia. He plays the guitar. His hobbies include sky diving, weight training, and power walking.

    • Gene Johnson was born on August 10. He was born in Jamestown, NY and now lives in Franklin, TN. He is 6'1" with brown hair and blue eyes. His wife's name is June and he has two kids, Callie and Mattie. He plays the mandolin and sings vocals.

    • Diamond Rio became the 71st members of the Grand Ole Opry, in 1998.

    • Before they were Diamond Rio, they were called "Tennessee River Boys."

    • Diamond Rio won their first award in 1991, an ACM award for the "Top Vocal Group."

    • Diamond Rio released their first greatest hits album in 1997.

    • Diamond Rio released their third album "Love a Little Stronger" in 1994.

    • Diamond Rio released their second album "Close to the Edge," in 1992. It went gold with three Top 10 singles.

    • Diamond Rio's first number one hit was "Meet in the Middle."

    • Diamond Rio released their debut album, self titled "Diamond Rio," in 1991.

    • Diamond Rio is made up of Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Dana Williams, Dan Truman, Gene Johnson, and Brian Prout.

    • The band Diamond Rio formed in 1989.

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