Thousands of musicians are vying at any given time for a glimmer of success. Â For most, just one hit record would fulfill a lifetime of dreams, which makes Diamond Rioâ€™s accomplishments all that more significant.Â Fifteen years ago, they too were hoping for that one hit.Â When the band released its debut single, â€śMeet in the Middle,â€ť they kept their fingers crossed that it would reach country musicâ€™s Top 20â€”maybe even the Top 10.
That wasnâ€™t enough.Â The song went all the way to #1, making them the first country group in history to top the chart with a debut single.Â They piled on enough successive hits to warrant a Greatest Hits album and now, 15 years into their career, Diamond Rio has taken that trip up theÂ national charts so many times that the band is looking at…gulpâ€¦Greatest Hits II, a landmark that seems almost insane when the band reflects on the odds.Â â€śSometimes you canâ€™t believe weâ€™ve done so much,â€ť bass player Dana Williams marvels, recalling that not so long ago, he and his five band mates were among those thousands vying for that one glimmer of success.Â â€śIt pretty well blows your mind.â€ť
The CMA and Grammy winning group recorded 33 chart-topping singles and five number one hits including, Â â€śMeet in the Middleâ€ť, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” (1997), “One More Day” (2001), “Beautiful Mess” (2002), and “I Believe” (2003).
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