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The Reason

Diamond Rio

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Veteran country-pop hitmakers Diamond Rio make an easy transition into Christian music with The Reason, an album that should please old fans while winning new ones. Marty Roe’s warm, lightly twanging lead vocals blend with his bandmates’ harmonies as smoothly as ever. What’s different here is an explicit focus on God and the role faith plays in everyday life. Many of these songs draw upon personal experiences to express spiritual truths — the title track contrasts the emptiness of showbiz fame with the blessings of redemption, while “What Are We Gonna Do Now” offers a heartfelt eulogy for bassist Dana Williams’ pastor. Tunes like “God Is There,” “Just Love” and “This Is My Life” find the presence of the Lord amidst ordinary struggles. From the soulful acoustic feel of “My God Does” to the rousing big-harmony sound of “In God We Still Trust,” the band explores the full range of their capabilities. Especially resonant is “Moments of Heaven on Earth,” a look at the ups and downs of marriage from a Christian perspective.

Customer Reviews

Diamond Rio

I have always thought that Diamond Rio had some of the best harmony and music arrangement in the world, and I am super excited to have a Christian CD by them!
I think a lot more artist should give a little more recognition to God for their talent...just my personal opinion.
Great job, DR!
God bless.

GREAT!!!!!

This is amazing.. They stepped out and did a Christian CD... That says allot for diamond rio!!!
these days when most are afraid to bring GOD up !!!! I am Very Impressed..They will Be greatly rewarded for this IM SURE!!!!.. CA

The Reason

Buy this album today and you will not be sorry! This is an amazing piece of work from a group of talented musicians who only get better with time. The songs are amazing, the vocals are amazing, the musicianship is out of this world! These guys are a class act!

Biography

Formed: 1984

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Diamond Rio found major commercial success in the '90s by playing an eclectic hybrid of modern country, traditional bluegrass (especially in their harmony singing), and a hint of rock & roll. The band was composed of Marty Roe (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Olander (guitar, banjo), Gene Johnson (mandolin, vocals), Dan Truman (keyboards), Dana Williams (bass), and Brian Prout (drums). Roe had already been touring professionally since age 12, when he was a member of Windsong, and Olander had previously...
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