Diamond Rio is an American Country music/Christian music band formed in 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, and Dana Williams. Diamond Rio was signed to Arista Records in 1988. Due to a series of health issues affecting three of its members, however, the band did not make its debut until 1991, with the release of the single "Meet in the Middle". It reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, making Diamond Rio the first country music group in history to reach Number One with a debut single. "Meet in the Middle" was followed by 32 more chart singles throughout the band's career, including four more Number Ones: "How Your Love Makes Me Feel", "One More Day", "Beautiful Mess", and "I Believe". Diamond Rio has recorded seven studio albums, two Greatest Hits compilations, and an album of Christmas music. Three of the band's albums have achieved RIAA platinum certification in the United States.
- Genre: Christian country music, Country
- Websites: http://diamondrio.com/