Diamond Rio will headline the San Juan County Fair on August 9
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Diamond Rio includes Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, and Dana Williams.  They will perform at the San Juan County Fair in Monticello on August 9.  Courtesy photo
Diamond Rio includes Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, and Dana Williams. They will perform at the San Juan County Fair in Monticello on August 9. Courtesy photo
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Diamond Rio will headline the San Juan County Fair with a performance on Thursday, August 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets are $18 and can be purchased at BCL Distributing in Blanding (1261 South Main) or the San Juan Record in Monticello (49 South Main).

Formed in 1989 in Nashville, TN, the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals).

Diamond Rio recently released I Made It, their tenth studio album. The title track was co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and features 11 new songs. Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, I Made It is available on iTunes and www.diamondrio.com

Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of Meet In The Middle became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single.

The band is also known for their hits How Your Love Makes Me Feel, One More Day, Beautiful Mess, Unbelievable, In A Week or Two, and more.

They released their first-ever autobiography, Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio on Thomas Nelson in 2009.

The band is known for playing every note on every album. They recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary, and have sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography and with zero band member changes.

Known for their charity commitments, including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1,000,000 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.

See more at www.diamondrio.com, Facebook: DiamondRio, Twitter: @DiamondRioBand, Instagram: diamondrioband .

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