10/24/12 Have you made plans for New Year’s Eve?  Here’s an idea:  Set to play two concerts on New Year’s Eve (7pm and 9:30pm) is one of country music’s most successful bands, Diamond Rio.

Thousands of musicians are vying at any given time for a glimmer of success.  For most, just one hit record would fulfill a lifetime of dreams, which makes Diamond Rio’s accomplishments all that more significant.  Fifteen years ago, they too were hoping for that one hit.  When the band released its debut single, “Meet in the Middle,” they kept their fingers crossed that it would reach country music’s Top 20—maybe even the Top 10.

That wasn’t enough.  The song went all the way to #1, making them the first country group in history to top the chart with a debut single.  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 the  national charts so many times that the band is looking at…gulp…Greatest Hits II, a landmark that seems almost insane when the band reflects on the odds.  “Sometimes you can’t believe we’ve done so much,” 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.  “It pretty well blows your mind.”

The CMA and Grammy winning group recorded 33 chart-topping singles and five number one hits including,  “Meet in the Middle”, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” (1997), “One More Day” (2001), “Beautiful Mess” (2002), and “I Believe” (2003).

Show times are 7pm and 9:30pm and tickets are on sale now.  Prices range from $47-$65.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit wagonwheeltheatre.org