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Diamond Rio Will Headline Swiss Wine Festival

Posted On July 11, 2014

Press release from Swiss Wine Festival

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Country music band Diamond Rio will headline the Swiss Wine Festival entertainment on August 22, 2014. Photo provided.

(Vevay, Ind.) - Diamond Rio will be the headliner entertainment during the 43rd Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN.

The group will perform on Friday evening, August 22, 2014 beginning at 8:45 p.m. at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park at 100 Ferry Street. The event is free with a paid festival admission of $5. 

Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio won their first Grammy for their album The Reason, which also garnered the band their first Dove award. Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio features lead singer Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist/harmony Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin/harmony.

The band signed with Arista in the early 90s and embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. Diamond Rio has sold over 10 million albums and earned three platinum and five gold records. The group also won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times and netted two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen GRAMMY® nominations. When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.”

Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998.

After Midnight will perform a musical tribute to the 70s from 6:45-8:15 p.m. before Diamond Rio takes the stage. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating at the park. No coolers will be allowed. 

Information on the Swiss Wine Festival can be found atwww.swisswinefestival.org including a list of activities and forms for specific events. More information is available by e-mailing swisswinefest@embarqmail.com or by calling (812) 427-9463.

For more information on Switzerland County, its businesses, lodgings, eateries and events, log on to www.switzcotourism.com or the Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN Facebook page. Information is also available by calling (812) 427-3237 or e-mailing visitsc@switzcotourism.com.