Okay, so it seems kind of cheesy to say that Diamond Rio's GREATEST HITS is their greatest album; but it is true. In fact, this is my personal favorite album out of the hundreds that I own and listen to. Pretty amazing, considering it's just six guys--a superb vocalist, a mandolin player to be reconded with, a bassist who knows no boundaries, a drummer like no other, a guitarist with the quickest fingers in Nashville, and a keyboardist with an ear for the notes.
Two "original" songs: the Diamond Rio-staple "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" (still their best, even after all six years), and the upbeat and joyous "Imagine That." Their old songs: the first hit, and one of their best, "Meet in the Middle"; the sublte irony of "Mirror Mirror"; the "mother song" "Momma Don't Forget..."; the humor of "Norma Jean Riley" and "Bubba Hyde"; the mournful sound of "In A Week or Two" and "She Misses Him On Sunday The Most"; the somewhat-sickening ooey-gooey lovey-dovey of "Love A Little Stronger" and "Holdin'"; the catchy harmonies of "Night Is Fallin' in my Heart" and "Walkin' Away"; and the flat-out morbid "It's All In Your Head" (another of their great ones, penned by BlackHawk's late Van Stephenson).
Diamond Rio has been around for years now; this album (1997) is a collection of their hits up to that point. By now, of course, they've added even more to their hit list; maybe another GREATEST HITS is in the future. But for now, if you haven't already purchases it, I suggest you buy this album. Satisfaction guaranteed, or you aren't a country music fan!