4/19/2024 Diamond Rio at The Grizzly Rose, with Slamabama


Springtime in Denver; heavy, wet snow, and another homerun, not by the Rockies. Slamabama and Diamond Rio hit it out of the park last night. Founded in 1982, Diamond Rio launched their self-titled release in 1991 and hasn’t looked back since. Playing The World Famous Grizzly Rose 25 or so times, Diamond Rio returned to show Denver fans much appreciation on Friday night.

Diamond Rio headlined the night led by Marty Roe on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jimmy Olander on lead guitar and banjo, Dan Truman on keyboards, Dana Williams on bass guitar, and baritone vocals, and new band members Carson McKee on fiddle/mandolin and harmony vocals, and Micah Schweinsberg on drums. Diamond Rio had the crowd singing along the entire set.

Songs included their 5 #1 hits, their first single, Meet in the Middle (1991), How Your Love Makes Me Feel (1997), One More Day (2001), Beautiful Mess (2002), and I Believe (2003). Find the full setlist in the photos below.

Diamond Rio has so many hits that they had to make a medley (You’re Gone, Walkin’ Away, Holdin’, Love A Little Stronger, All In Your Head) to ensure no one had forgotten all of their big songs. Roe explained that they play In God We Still Trust every night to highlight God and country. The fans showed their appreciation and Diamond Rio showed it right back to the fans.

The full-length set of hits included Unbelievable, Norma Jean Riley, Nowhere Bound, Imagine That, Mirror Mirror, and I Believe. Diamond Rio finished their set with Meet In The Middle, How Your Love Makes Me Feel, and Bubba Hyde. Catch up with Diamond Rio on their website, diamondrio.com.

From Birmingham, Alabama, Slamabama opened the night by putting their southern style on solid country covers of Brand New Man, Rain is a Good Thing, Somebody Like You, Man I Feel Like a Woman, and Delta Dawn. Slamabama kept the singalongs going with Country Roads and added original tunes Boys Break Things, My Front Door Faces South, and Baker Montana. Slamabama also captured the attention of the full venue with their rendition of the National Anthem, giving a full salute to all veterans. Find the full setlist below.

Slamabama featured Rosanna Juliano on vocals, Jasper Juliano on guitar and vocals, Dennie Lee on bass and vocals, and Alec Garcia on drums.

Check www.slamabama.com for more information.