DIAMOND RIO @ North Star Mohican Casino Resort – Bowler, WI
December 21, 2018
Photos by David Urmanski
BAND BIOGRAPHY: DIAMOND RIO
Formed in 1989 in Nashville, TN the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Diamond Rio recently released 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 Mike Clute, I Made It is available on iTunes and www.diamondrio.com
Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet In The Middle” 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-ever autobiography, Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio on Thomas Nelson in 2009.
The band known for playing every note on every album recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary, has sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM), released two Greatest Hit albums, a live and Christmas project, earned five multi-week no. 1 singles, 22 Top 10 singles, three certified Platinum and five gold albums, released an autobiography – and with zero band member changes. Known for their charity commitments including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1,000,000.00 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.
CONCERT REVIEW RATING SCALE:
1 = Poor
2 = Average
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Extraordinary
DIAMOND RIO Concert Rating: 5
THE VENUE: NORTH STAR MOHICAN CASINO RESORT Recognized as the Official Best Casino in Wisconsin in 2012, North Star Mohican Casino Resort offers the best of Las Vegas-style entertainment in the Northwoods in an elegant, spacious, comfortable, natural light setting. Relax in their 130 room hotel and Aveda concept Terradea Spa. Try your luck on their 1,200 slots and 16 table games including Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Let it Ride, 3 Card Poker, Double Pitch and 5 Deck Blackjack, Craps and Roulette or get your game on in their Poker Room. Daub your way to victory in their 350-seat Bingo Hall and Entertainment/Event Center. Delight in the best food in the area at The Longhouse Restaurant, Deli-licious, Groove Lounge and Aroma Café or grab a drink and bask in the natural skylight in their signature Center Bar. North Star Mohican Casino Resort offers live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. in The Groove Lounge. Every Tuesday is Senior Day featuring $10 in Free Play when you earn 5 points and a $5 all you can eat chicken dinner buffet for seniors 50+ from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Enjoy free parking in a covered parking ramp away from the rain, sun, sleet and snow and breathe easy with a state-of-the-art smoke removal system. Address: W12180 CR-A, Bowler, Wisconsin 54416 Phone: (800) 952-0195 Website: www.NorthStarCasinoResort.com www.Facebook.com/NorthStarMohicanCasino Upcoming Events & Tickets: www.NorthStarCasinoResort.com/Entertainment Hours: Always Open