A legendary country music group will still perform tonight in Salina, but a little later than scheduled. Diamond Rio ran into bad weather on the road. The group’s Friday night Salina show at the Stiefel Theatre has been pushed back to 9 pm.
Diamond Rio has over 30 hits, and is a six-time Vocal Group of the Year. The group won their first Grammy for their album “The Reason”, which also garnered the band their first Dove award. 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 has sold over 10 million albums, earning three platinum and five gold records, 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 fourteen GRAMMY nominations. When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach number-one. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Friday night Diamond Rio concert at the Salina Stiefel Theatre.