Beautiful Mess is the story of six very different musicians who come together as one unit yet remain individuals. Through all of the ups and downs that effect each of their lives, the one thing from beginning to the present is their faith. Each of these guys acknowledge that God helped them get started and will continue to be their leader. As each band member tells their own story it is easy to see their love for God, family, friends and each other.
This is a very heart warming story that will at times have you shaking your chair with laughter, then reaching for a box of tissues to dry your tears. Be warned… there will be plenty of tears of joy and laughter as well as sadness.
Diamond Rio has come a very long way in the past twenty years together, from their beginning as The Tennessee River Boys playing at the Opryland Amusement Park to the present. Life hasn’t been easy for these fellows and their families, but they all respect each other and give credit to the main person in their lives…God.
I recommend reading this book even if you are not a ‘country music’ fan because it will inspire you to do just as Diamond Rio has done, and that is to give God the glory for the bad as well as the good in your life. “Meet in the Middle”, remembering that God gives you “One More Day”, and “I Believe” you will enjoy “Beautiful Mess”, The Story of Diamond Rio.
I would like to thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing this book for review.