Go back to the time when Diamond Rio asked for “One More Day” with this chart-topper YouTube

Losing a loved one is never easy. It often makes us wish that there was still time to share another moment with that special person, whether it be a laugh or a cry. But losing someone also reminds us to appreciate the little joys of life.

This song reminds us of that, too.

Fifteen years ago on March 9, 2001, Diamond Rio topped the country charts with “One More Day,” which came a decade after the band’s first major breakthrough hit “Meet in the Middle.” Penned by Bobby Tomberlin and Steven Dale Jones, the song held a month-long battle over the No. 1 spot against Toby Keith’s “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This.”

With such heartbreaking lyrics, “One More Day” served as the memorial song to late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt who passed away that same year. Diamond Rio also sang the song at the 2001 CMA Awards, as a tribute to the fallen heroes who died during the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks.

The heartfelt music video set to black and white, opens up with grand piano playing, while lead singer Marty Roe sits on a staircase in a mansion and day dreams.

Diamond Rio still enjoys playing live shows these days, and in 2014, they celebrated their 25-year anniversary. In 2015, they released a new studio album titled, “I Made It.”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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