10.27.2009
Two legendary country bands take the stage this Friday in the Wheeling Island showroom!

Diamond Rio with special guest Little Texas will take the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack showroom stage for a live performance on Friday, October 30 at 9pm.

Diamond Rio reserved seating tickets are $39.50, $37.50 & $35. Tickets are on sale now at www.TicketMaster.com, www.wheelingisland.com and by phone 800-745-3000 or visiting the Wheeling Island Players Club ticket window. 

ABOUT DIAMOND RIO
Diamond Rio has long been one of country music’s most successful groups. The band released its platinum-selling debut disc in 1991. The following year, Diamond Rio won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award for the first time.

They have scored nine No. 1 hits and placed 15 singles in the Top Five. Six-time Vocal Group of the year collectively from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1998. The band has sold more than 10 million records and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award in recognition of their many charitable endeavors, including their longtime relationship as National Spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Best known for their debut single “Meet In The Middle”, Diamond Rio was the first country music group in history to reach Number One with a debut single. The group went on to release thirty-two more chart singles throughout the band's career, including four more Number Ones: "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" (1997), "One More Day" (2001), "Beautiful Mess" (2002), and "I Believe" (2003).

ABOUT LITTLE TEXAS
For over 20 years, Little Texas has been bringing their brand of rockin’ country to the forefront of the music industry. Before hitting the big time, the band crisscrossed America for three years, playing every bar and honky-tonk from Myrtle Beach, SC to Los Angeles, CA, all the while writing songs that were destined to change the sound of modern country.

The band’s first single “Some Guys Have All The Love”, became a Top 10 hit, as did their next single, “First Time For Everything.” Their second album truly was big time for Little Texas selling more than 3 million copies, spawning three Number One singles, “What Might Have Been”, “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love”. The album helped capture the group’s first CMT Award, a Billboard award and Radio & Records award and a Grammy nomination.

ABOUT WHEELING ISLAND HOTEL-CASINO-RACETRACK
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
Wheeling Island recently won 8 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2009 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Promotions and Best Service.

Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com.

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
 
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Kimberly Florence
Director of Marketing
Email: kflorence@dncinc.com
Phone: 304-231-1839
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