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Diamond Rio- Tickets still available!

EACC presents GRAMMY® award winning country group Diamond Rio on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center.  Purchase tickets online.

The first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single with their release of "Meet in the Middle," award winning Diamond Rio has sold more than 6.8 million albums, surpassed over 1.05 billion global streams, and charted 20 Top 10 singles, 15 Top 5 singles, and seven No. 1 singles. 

Known for hits such as "One More Day," "Beautiful Mess," "Unbelievable," "I Believe," and many more, Diamond Rio has amassed numerous accolades throughout the years.  The band is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, won six Vocal Group of the Year awards, received fourteen GRAMMY® nominations, and won a GRAMMY® award for their album, The Reason

Originating as the Tennessee River Boys in the 1980s, the band evolved into Diamond Rio in 1989.  The following year, Diamond Rio signed with Arista Nashville, and in 1991 became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with the debut single, "Meet in the Middle."  Known for playing every note on every album throughout their career, the band's unwavering commitment to their craft is evident in their instrumental tracks "Big," "Appalachian Dream," and "Poultry Promenade," all of which received GRAMMY® nominations for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

Following their Arista Nashville deal, Diamond Rio released two albums with Word Records, their Christmas album, The Star Still Shines, and their Dove and Grammy-winning Christian Country album, The Reason

Famous for making timeless country music for over thirty years, Diamond Rio recently announced new music and band member changes. The highly anticipated track, "The Kick," showcases the GRAMMY® award-winning band's talents, and also signifies a new chapter in their distinguished career with the introduction of two new bandmates. The formation that became known as the six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio, consisted of Marty Roe (lead vocals), Jimmy Olander (guitar/banjo), Dana Williams (bass/vocals), Dan Truman (piano), Brian Prout (drums), and Gene Johnson (mandolin/vocals).  After a remarkable 33-year journey, the band bid farewell to retiring members, Brian Prout and Gene Johnson, and welcomed new bandmates, Carson McKee (fiddle/harmony vocals) and Micah Schweinsberg (drums).

The first song and video, "The Kick," released under the new band configuration displays the mastery of their respective instruments and delivers a captivating blend of country meets bluegrass. The fast-paced and musically intriguing instrumental features the two new members in the accompanying music video, which was directed by drummer and new member Micah Schweinsberg. The band's long-time guitar player, Jimmy Olander, also developed and wrote the treatment for the video.

Throughout their career, Diamond Rio has been recognized for their charitable commitments.  The band has been long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, has raised more than $1 million for non-profits, and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award. 

Tickets for Diamond Rio's performance are $44 and will be available online, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.  Pick 3 season subscription packages are available and save 20%.  The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.

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