One More Day (Diamond Rio song)

One More Day (Diamond Rio song)
"One More Day"
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album One More Day
B-side "Stuff"
Released October 30, 2000
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre country
Length 3:35
Label Arista Nashville 69036
Writer(s) Bobby Tomberlin
Steven Dale Jones
Producer Michael D. Clute
Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio singles chronology
"One More Day"
"Sweet Summer"

"One More Day" is a song written by Bobby Tomberlin and Steven Dale Jones, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in October 2000 as the second single from their 2001 album, also titled One More Day, in addition to gaining popularity after the death of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It also peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a minor crossover hit. After falling from the charts, it received heavy recurrent rotation as a tribute to the people who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.



The narrator has a dream that a wish was granted to him. He talks about how he didn't wish for any extravagant gift like a "mansion in Malibu", he wished for one more day with his lover.


Keyboardist Dan Truman recalled the beginning of the songs popularity, “It all started in Los Angeles, when RCA Nashville chairman Joe Galante played six of our new songs for some RCA people who were from outside country music. When he came home, he told us he was just astounded, because after he played ‘One More Day’ everybody stood up and applauded. That’s why it was chosen for a single. And then, there it went.[1]

Music video

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and features Diamond Rio performing in and outside of a mansion. It also shows a model swimming in the mansions swimming pool. The video is in black and white. The video premiered on September 28, 2000.

Chart performance

The song entered the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at #68 on November 4, 2000, and spent a total of 33 weeks on that chart.

"One More Day" reached its peak position at #1 on the Billboard country charts dated for March 10, 2001. A week later, the song fell to #2, with Toby Keith's "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" — which had also been #1 on the March 3 charts — reclaiming the #1 position. Keith held the #1 position on March 24, with Diamond Rio still at #2 that week. Finally, on the chart dated March 31, "One More Day" returned to the #1 position, giving the song a total of two non-consecutive weeks at the top of the country charts.

In addition to peaking at #6 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts, "One More Day" peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Chart (2000/2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
Preceded by
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
March 10, 2001
March 31, 2001
Succeeded by
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith
"Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews


  1. ^ Anon (2002). "Biography: Diamond Rio" Arista Retrieved September 17, 2009

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