Writer: Don Sparhawk
Diamond Rio, six-time country music group of the year, will perform in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
As one of country music's most successful groups, the Grammy Award-winning band released its first platinum-selling debut disc in 1991. They've scored nine No. 1 hits, placed 15 singles in the top five, and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998.
The group has always been known for songs that convey hope and celebrate faith such as hits "I Believe," "Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me" and the poignant "God Only Cries." In 2011, they received their first Grammy Award in the category of "Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album" for The Reason.
Opening the concert will be Truman, made up of two sons of Dan Truman, pianist for Diamond Rio.
Tickets for this Center Stage performance are $16 for the general public and $8 for BYU-Idaho students and employees. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office in person or at 496-3170.