Country super group Diamond Rio is bringing their multi-award-winning harmonies to Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort for a 38-show residency this holiday season.
Diamond Rio: Holiday & Hits Dinner Show commences Nov.16 and runs through Christmas Day as part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland. Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.
“Diamond Rio got their start at Opryland USA, and one of our greatest honors was becoming members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1998,” said lead singer Marty Roe. “It feels like we have come full circle now that we have been tapped to perform at Gaylord Opryland this holiday season.”
“For many of us, heading to Gaylord Opryland with our families at Christmastime has been a longstanding tradition,” said guitarist Jimmy Olander. “They do Christmas big, and being part of their holiday season is an honor for us!”
After a multi-course feast prepared by the resort’s chefs, Diamond Rio will perform their hits along with holiday favorites and songs from A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines to celebrate the holiday album’s 10th anniversary.
“After the hits, we'll be getting warm and fuzzy with all the Christmas cheer we can bring,” Olander said. “We’ll throw in some Santa, some spiritual, some snow and—rumor has it—someone may show up in a tutu for The Nutcracker. I'm not saying who, but his name rhymes with Carty Toe. This could just be a rumor. You know how rumors spread.”
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort attracts more than 1 million visitors annually with its 3 million twinkling lights, acres of stunning decorations and exceptional entertainment. With each passing year, the shows and attractions dazzle guests include everything from larger-than-life nativity displays and Christmas dinner shows to ICE!—an astonishing display of colorful sculptures hand carved from 2 million pounds of ice. The resort's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls are transformed into a fanciful world of towering Christmas trees, oversized wreaths and ornate details that provide breathtaking views from every direction.
A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the "Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa" by USA Today; "The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation" by the Travel Channel's "Extreme Christmas;" one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a "Nashville treasure" by Southern Living. Learn more at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.