Saturday, September 5, 2015

Diamond Rio Is Back With New Album I Made It This Month

Artist: Diamond Rio
Album: I Made It
Label: Independent
Release date: Sep. 18, 2015

Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio is back with an all new collection of songs since won their first Grammy for their first Christian album in 2009, Word Record's The Reason- which also garnered the band their first Dove award. In 2014, Lead guitarist Jimmy Olander told The Arizona Republic that the group was no longer signed to Word and planned to release new material independently."I will say that I was proud of the material, but maybe it's not the best version of Diamond Rio. We were kind of in a no-man's land. We didn't fit in with country radio and we didn't fit with Christian radio. It was something that wasn't fully realized."
Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio features lead singer Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist/harmony Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin/harmony. The band signed with Arista in the early 90's and embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. The band has sold over 10 million albums earning three platinum and five gold records and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times as well as netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen GRAMMY ® nominations.

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