Diamond Rio’s Prout Marries Hit Songwriter Bentley

Brian Prout, drummer for Grammy-nominated country group Diamond Rio, married singer and songwriter Stephanie Bentley Dec. 28 at their new home in Williamson County, Tenn., outside Nashville. Bentley is co-writer, with Holly Lamar, of Faith Hill’s crossover hit, “Breathe.” She released an album on Columbia Records in 1996. Thirty to 40 close friends and relatives witnessed the event, The Tennessean reports. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Utah for skiing. Prout and U.S. Rep. Mary Bono, widow of Sonny Bono, were romantically linked for a time. Bono married businessman Glenn Baxley on Nov. 24. 01/05/02