There’s nothing like getting back to your passions after a long time away.
On this episode of Moments with Diamond, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Colt Ford and Toby Keith chat with Diamond Resorts CEO Mike Flaskey about the excitement of getting back on stage at the Tournament of Champions after a long break from live performances. Throughout the week of the 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Diamond hosted outdoor concerts for sponsors and invited guests with COVID-19 precautions in place, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing and players testing negative for the coronavirus prior to the event. For most of the musical performers, it was their first time on stage with a full band in almost a year – and they were excited to get back to it.
A new face to the tournament, Randy Houser also shares what he enjoys about participating in the event and his first experience on the #DiamondLIVE stage.
“I walked out there and it was literally one of the most beautiful venues,” said Houser. “The vibe of it was so amazing, and I’m really proud to be here and we’re all just so excited to get to play music again.”
The tournament has certainly grown over the last few years – and so has our community of Diamond Resorts Celebrity ambassadors.
At Diamond, we know that our members value great experiences, and our Celebrity ambassadors bring an unparalleled passion to the stage that creates lifelong memories for members and invited guests. Colt Ford, Diamond’s very first ambassador, helped introduce many of the country music artists who play on the #DiamondLIVE stage today.
Ford also spoke on how it feels to hit the golf course in this year’s tournament.
“Because of music, I’ve gotten to come back and play these celebrity events,” said Ford. “A lot of these guys and girls have never seen me play like I’m playing now because I generally play 125-130 shows a year, so I’m practicing in between.”
Now known for his unique country rap style, Colt Ford was an All-American on his college golf team, went pro for a few years and even took up teaching golf before pursuing his music career. This year, Ford got in plenty of practice while his concerts were put on hold, and he finished an impressive 8th place in the Tournament of Champions celebrity field.
Check out the videos below for all the details.
Diamond members can look forward to Cole Swindell’s next #DiamondLIVE concert in March. Stay tuned to our full event calendar to see who will be taking the stage for more of our exclusive events.