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Grammy-winning country band Diamond Rio plays hits and holiday songs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 6

Grammy-winning country band Diamond Rio plays hits and holiday songs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 6
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning Nashville country band Diamond Rio will bring their Holiday & Hits Tour to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., playing their hit songs along with holiday favorites.

Tickets, which are $25 for regular reserved seating and $35 for premium reserved seating, go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

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

In 2015, the band released their 10th and latest studio album, “I Made It.” The title track was co-written by their lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and features 11 original songs produced by Olander and Mike Clute.

Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records, and with the release of the 1991 hit “Meet in the Middle,” they 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 autobiography, “Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio,” in 2009.

The band known for playing every note on every album has sold more than 10 million albums; won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, and six Vocal Group of the Year awards (CMA and ACM); released two greatest hits albums, a live album, and a Christmas project; earned five multi-week No. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three platinum albums, and five gold albums; and released a book telling their story – all with zero band member changes.

Also known for their charity commitments, including longtime spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1 million for nonprofits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.