Diamond Rio will perform at Christmas in Ida

IDA — Award-winning country music group Diamond Rio will headline the La-Z-Boy Family Concert Series during Ida’s 40th Anniversary Christmas.

The band will take the stage at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Free entry. The concert is presented by Mejier Inc.

The country concerts will begin at 3:45 p.m. on December 3 in the heated outdoor Christmas of the Ida Theater Center. The concerts are presented by the Patriot Group. The Saturday concerts are produced by Mike Hennig of TRS Products of Toledo.

The Christmas in Ida Young Country Concert and Friday, Dec. 2 Memorial Concert and regional entertainment will be announced soon, the Christmas in Ida Board of Directors announced.

All concerts are free. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis. Customers can bring chairs.

On December 3, Diamond Rio will perform their “Holiday and Hits Concert,” which includes hit songs “Meet in the Middle,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “How Your Loves Makes Me Feel “. and “I Believe”. They will also perform songs for their holiday collection, “A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines”.

For over 30 years, the band’s six original members – Marty Roe, Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Dan Truman and Dana Williams – have toured the world with their blend of mainstream country, bluegrass, country pop and country music. Christian. .

In 1991, Diamond Rio released “Meet in the Middle,” making them the first country music group in history to hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs with a debut single, the board said. from Christmas in Ida.

The song “One More Day” spent two weeks at number one on the country charts and became a healing song after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The band has three platinum and five gold records and charted 32 singles and nine studio albums while scoring nine number one hits and placing 15 singles in the top five.

Diamond Rio has received the Country Music Association‘s “Vocal Group of the Year” award six times and the Academy of Country Music’s “Best Vocal Group” award. The group received their first Grammy Award for “Best Southern Country and Bluegrass Gospel Album” in 2011 and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998.

Diamond Rio has sold over 10 million records and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award in recognition of his charitable efforts, including his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For more information on Christmas in Ida, visit the festival website at: www.christmasinida.com or call (734) 269-6017.

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