Diamond Rio proved their country quality with their music that include electric hybrid of modern country, traditional bluegrass exemplified by their harmonized singing, and a hint of rock & roll. One of their songs that trend on the peak of their career is “One More Day.” Written by Bobby Tomberlin and Steven Dale Jones, the song was officially released in October 2000. It is the second single and at the same time title track of their album. The song gained popularity after the death of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. For the record, the song reached number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.
With its message about losing people we love, the song became a tribute to those who passed away in September 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that happened during that day have bruised the hearts of the society, that even this day would freshly pinch our vulnerability. The speaker in the song expresses his dis-interest on anything in this world, may it be in material or a luxury. His earnest desire is to spend even just “One More Day” with the woman he loves.
One more day, one more time
One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied
But then again, I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still for one more day with you
One more day
Bonding of the band
Diamond Rio is a group of talented musicians from different parts of this state. The band consist of lead singer Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin and harmony. Officially formed in 1984, they have been performing on the roads before they finally signed with Arista in the early 90’s. Their impressive record of selling over 10 million albums have earned them three platinum certification and five gold records. Alo, they brought home Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year for four times. More to that, they won two Academy of Country Awards for Top Vocal Group of the Year category. They’ve also received thirteen Grammy nominations. Undeniably, they are one of the figures that embarked successful careers in country music.
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Diamond Rio, One More Day
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