The band that plays together stays together…known as one of the first country bands to play on every one of their studio projects, Diamond Rio made country music history when their first Arista Nashville single, “Meet In The Middle” landed them in the #1 spot.
Now, 25 years later, Diamond Rio, is releasing “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 Michael D Clute, “I Made It”, is available today Friday, September 18 at iTunes and through Rio Hot Records at diamondrio.com.
“I Made It” is the follow-up to their 2014 first-ever live album release, “Diamond Rio Live”. And to celebrate the release for a limited time, fans can receive a FREE MP3 of the title track, “I Made It” by visiting www.diamondrio.com.
As artists producing music as long as Diamond Rio has, fresh subject matter tends to get more and more difficult to come by,” says Jimmy Olander. “As a writer on the title track ‘I Made It,’ simply telling our story is freeing. This is a very specific story, the autobiographical melding of the migration stories my partners and I share about moving to Nashville. Collectively, we have achieved the amount of success that dreams are made of, but at the end of the day have learned having someone to share this amazing life with – ‘love’ and ‘be loved by’ is the real measure of success. It’s true, ‘I Made It.’”
We’ve always had a sense of excitement when a new CD was being released. However, since this is our first ‘new music’ from Diamond Rio in many years, it almost feels like it did when our very first record came out 25 years ago. At least for me, there is some nervous tension anticipating what our new and long-time fans think about it.” Brian Prout concludes saying, “We are proud of this CD and we hope that our fans will enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.”
“I Love This Song”
“Ride The Range”
“I Made It”
“I Can’t Think Of Anything But You”
“Beckett’s Back Forty Acres”
“Lay Your Lovin’ On Me”
“Findin’ My Way Back Home”
“If You’re Willing”
“I’ll Wait For You”
*Bonus Track: “Walking By Beauty” featuring Joshua Bell
Track Benefiting: do Terra Healing Hands Foundation
We were fortunate to not be rushed with this project,” shares Gene Johnson. “Over the past few years we’ve taken the time to work on several projects that were on our bucket list; a Christmas album and our first-ever Christian and live albums.” Dan Truman further explains, “Instead of cutting the album in a 2 week period, or 2 month period we’d cut a few songs every year. What that allowed us to do is be very selective about what we cut and to take the time to live with these songs, making the proper edits and decisions.” Marty Roe and Dana Williams both agree that, collectively, this may be the best group of songs the band has ever recorded.
To catch Diamond Rio live in concert, check out one of their 2015 tour dates:
Sept 25 Jackson County Apple Festival Jackson, OH
Sept 26 Lawrenceburg Fall Fest Lawrenceburg, IN
Oct 10 Abilene Cattle Baron’s Ball Abilene, TX
Oct 17 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Tama, IA
Nov 5 Gold Star Gala Killeen, TX
Nov 13 Boulder Station Casino Las Vegas, NV
Nov 14 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Stateline, NV