Style: Signature country, unmistakable harmonies; compare to Brooks & Dunn, The Eagles, Kenny Chesney

Top tracks: "The Reason," "God is There," "Just Love"

In a nutshell: Having sold over 10 million records as country music's premier vocal-heavy band, Diamond Rio makes their official Christian music debut with The Reason, a natural progression considering the band is comprised of believers and their Christmas recording was distributed to the CCM market last year. The difference between Diamond Rio's "crossover" and other mainstream-geared artists who distribute their family-friendly CDs to Christian retail? The Reason showcases explicit lyrical content throughout, inspired by the band's deep-seated personal faith. Add their unmistakable harmonies and unchanging country charm, and The Reason should please every Diamond Rio diehard, as well as garner the veterans a few new fans.

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The Reason
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Release Date
September 22, 2009
Label
Word Entertainment
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