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 90's and embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. The band has sold over 10 million albums earning three platinum and five gold records and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times as well as netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and fourteen 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”
“Love a Little Stronger"
"One More Day"
Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998.
THE BOB AND TOM SHOW
SIRUS/XM SATILLITE RADIO WINNER COMCAST TRIAL BY LAUGHTER
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Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6'7" weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style.
He has been compared to Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states and all across Canada. Mark's ultimate dream is to do a film in the future people have actually seen.