The group was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998, has had 14 Grammy nominations and was the 2010 Dove Awards winner for ?Country Album of the Year.?
The group?s most recent album, ?The Reason,? was released in February 2009 and is their first overtly Christian album. It received the group?s first Grammy on Sunday for ?Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.?
?We?re all believers. We always have been,? said vocalist Marty Roe. ?I think a lot of our songs reflected that part of who we are, but this was different to actually able to say in a stronger voice what our hearts are about.?
Chingawassa Days Commit?tee member and spokesperson Misty Hett said, ?Diamond Rio is one of the most decorated and honored bands ever booked for the festival. They are sure to provide a great night of high energy entertainment on Saturday, June 4.?
The Chingawassa Days Committee will have more announcements about entertainment being lined up to ?Rock the Park? Friday, June 3, along with other acts and events for Saturday afternoon and evening.
Chingawassa buttons will go on sale in May for Diamond Rio and all the other entertainment options yet to be announced.