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Diamond Rio to Headline the 5th Annual Celebration of Freedom in Hobart


Diamond Rio

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is excited to announce Diamond Rio will headline the 5th Annual Celebration of Freedom.

The concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Bearcat Stadium in Hobart, OK. Advance tickets are $20, tickets at the gate are $25. Children 10 and under are FREE! To purchase advance tickets, visit

In support of our nation’s finest, We want to say THANK YOU to those who have given so much and invite ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL (active duty, wounded warriors, National Guard, and veterans) as well as SERVING FIRST RESPONDERS (police and fire fighters) to attend the Diamond Rio concert FREE! You will need to get your ticket in advance.

Six-time Vocal Group of the year, Diamond Rio, formed in 1984, features lead singer Marty Roe, Guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist/harmony Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin/harmony. The band signed with Arista in the early 90’s and embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. The band has sold over 10 million albums earning three platinum and five gold records and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times as well as netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category and thirteen GRAMMY nominations. When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles in the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” Norma Jean Riley,” Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.”

Opening Act: Cori Emmett

Cori Emmett

Opening for Diamond Rio will be Lawton’s own Cori Emmett.  She just released her first studio album on May 3rd recorded in Nashville at “Alex the Great Studio”. The album titled “Released” paints contemporary country with an assortment of flavors from fun nights out, relationship revenge, to break ups and new found love. This album has songs written from some of the top writers in Nashville. It blends powerhouse vocals and well-written music tracks that “SCREAM” radio play.

For questions or more information, contact The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum at (580) 726-5900. For a complete list of all COF events and the latest information visit

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