Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio

For longtime Diamond Rio fans wondering why their favorite country band decided to record a Christian record, the answer lies in the music. As the lyric above from "The Reason" illustrates, this was no casual decision, but a cherished opportunity by a group of believers looking to share their faith and celebrate God's grace and mercy.

"It was no mistake that we wrote a song called 'The Reason' and it exactly answers the question," Jimmy Olander says. "It's the reason why we're here. It's our story."

"We're all believers. We always have been," adds lead vocalist Marty Roe. "I think a lot of our songs reflected that part of who we are, but this was different to actually able to say in a stronger voice what our hearts are about."

Making the transition from mainstream country music to a Christian deal with Word Records was not a major stretch for Diamond Rio. The group has long been known for such positive hits as "I Believe," "Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me" and "One More Day." Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio features Roe, Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin, guitar and fiddle. The band signed with Arista in 1988 and embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music.

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Saturday, March 22 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Avi Resort & Casino