Loved this Beautiful Mess
Born and raised on country music, Beautiful Mess is food for my soul. This is a fascinating story of each of the six members of Diamond Rio and blending these stories could not have been an easy task for writer Tom Roland. Nonetheless, he does a fine job of researching, compiling and weaving the story of six men who started as the Tennessee River Boys, twenty years ago.
The longevity of the band comes from old fashioned hard work, unwavering faith and commitment to each other. At one point, Arista Records asks lead singer Marty Roe to go solo and he sums up Diamond Rio's story with his response.
"I really think there's more uniqueness in the whole band and in the artistry of this band than I would bring myself."
Marty didn't quit on them and they stayed right by him through the darkest time in Rio's history. But then to me, that is what makes success. The ability to see and be a part of something bigger than yourself, even when it's just one big Beautiful Mess.