Diamond Rio Marks 20th Anniversary as Opry Members

Pictured (L-R): Grand Ole Opry’s Dan Rogers, Diamond Rio members Dan Truman, Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Dana Williams, Gene Johnson, Brian Prout and Grand Ole Opry announcer Bill Cody. Photo: Chris Hollo

Diamond Rio celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member on Friday night (April 13) during the show at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Fellow Opry member Craig Morgan introduced the band and opened his segment of the show with a portion of the group’s 1995 release “Bubba Hyde.” The group reprised the song during its performance, and also offered two of its No. 1 hits, “Meet in the Middle” and “One More Day.”

Diamond Rio was inducted into the Opry family on April 18, 1998, becoming the first group since The Whites (who joined in 1984) to receive Opry membership. Diamond Rio was inducted into the family by Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Porter Wagoner.

Diamond Rio is scheduled to return to the Opry May 18.

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