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Diamond Rio To Receive Award From Liberty Bowl

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Diamond Rio's Gene Johnson, left, Marty Roe, center, and Dana Williams, right, rehearse for the All for the Hall concert on Monday, April 9, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Diamond Rio's Gene Johnson, left, Marty Roe, center, and Dana Williams, right, rehearse for the All for the Hall concert on Monday, April 9, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music group Diamond Rio is being honored at the Autozone Liberty Bowl Classic game and will perform at the halftime of this year's matchup in Memphis.

The group will receive an outstanding achievement award, which is presented each year in recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment. The group will perform at a gala function the night before the game and then again at halftime on New Year's Eve.

Previous recipients of the award include Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, Clint Black and more.

The Grammy award-winning group has sold more than 10 million records and been selected as the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year four times.

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