Diamond Rio coming to Enterprise

Published 9:31 pm Monday, March 2, 2020

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In today’s world there are tribute bands, and then there is Diamond Rio.

On Tuesday, March 10, the award-winning American Country Music Band, Diamond Rio, will be in concert at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center.

Diamond Rio recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and continues to receive thunderous applause and standing ovations for its modern country, traditional bluegrass hybrid music with a hint of rock and roll. The band’s music is also influenced by Christian country and country pop.

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Ginny Canon, a member of the sponsoring Coffee County Arts Alliance, said the CCAA is excited to present Diamond Rio in concert.

“Diamond Rio is known for playing every note on every album and that is amazing,” Canon said. “Diamond Rio has sold more than 10 million albums and has a Grammy Award to its credit.”

The country music band won a Grammy in 2011 in the category “Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for “The Reason.”

The band has also won a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year awards and released two Greatest Hit albums.

In addition, Diamond Rio has earned 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five Gold albums.

The band was formed in Nashville in 1989 and continues as Diamond Rio with the same six band members: Gene Johnson, mandolin, tenor vocals; Jimmy Olander, lead guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo; Brian Prout, drums; Marty Roe, lead vocal; Dan Truman, keyboard; and Dana Williams, bass guitar, baritone, vocals.

Diamond Rio is known for its charity commitments, including longtime spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters and has received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award. The band has raised more than $1 million for non-profits.

Advance tickets for Diamond Rio at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center are $30 for adults and $10 for students. At the event, tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students.

Tickets are available at David’ Westgate Beauty Shop and Redbrick Pizza in Enterprise or by calling 334-406-2787.