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Diamond Rio

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The Resume

    (1984- )
    Marty Roe (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Jimmy Olander (electric guitar, banjo), Dan Truman (keyboards), Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals), Gene Johnson (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, tenor vocals) and Brian Prout (drums)
    Recorded 'Meet In The Middle',' 'Mirror, Mirror,' 'Norma Jean Riley,' 'In A Week Or Two,' 'This Romeo Ain't Got Julie Yet,' 'Love A Little Stronger,' 'Bubba Hyde,' 'Walkin' Away,' 'It's All In Your Head,' 'How Your Love Makes Me Feel,' 'Unbelievable,' 'One More Day' and 'I Believe'
    Recorded the albums 'Diamond Rio (1991),' 'Close To The Edge (1992),' 'Love A Little Stronger (1994),' 'IV (1996),' 'Greatest Hits (1997),' 'Unbelievable (1998),' 'One More Day (2001),' 'Completely (2002)' and 'Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (2006)'

Why they might be annoying:

    They released their first album six years after they began playing together.
    Their 2003 album 'Can't You Tell' was shelved before its release.
    They were released from their recording contract after a 15 year allegiance (2006).
    Their band name originated from a truck advertisement.
    Their second and third albums failed to live up to the hype following their self titled debut CD.
    They recorded a cover of Merle Haggard's 'Working Man's Blues' with Lee Roy Parnell and Steve Wariner under the name 'Jed Zepplin.'

Why they might not be annoying:

    They play a mixture of country and bluegrass.
    Their delay was a result of three of the band's members dealing with medical issues.
    Dan & Marty originally formed the group as a duo.
    Jimmy & Gene were members of Keith Whitley's tour band.
    They are the first band to have their debut single reach #1 on the Billboard country charts.
    They earned 15 ACM Group of the Year nominations.

Credit: Ricky

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 73 Votes: 49.32% Annoying