“Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Holly Holy,” and “Sweet Caroline” singles are certified platinum.

Columbia releases the “Christmas Album, Vol. 2.”

Neil appears on the “Frank Sinatra Duets II” television special, performing “That’s America To Me.”

“The Christmas Album, Vol. 2” is certified gold.

Neil appears as the special guest on “Opryland Country Christmas” TV special. Neil performs “Joy to the World” with the Soul Children of Chicago, and “Away In A Manger” with Tammy Wynette.

Neil leases a home in Nashville, Tennessee, and spends most of the year writing songs for upcoming new material album, “Tennessee Moon.” Collaborators include Richard Bennett (former NDRRT member), Beth Nielsen Chapman, Hal Ketchum, Harlan Howard, Raul Malo, Bob DiPiero and Neil’s son, Jesse Diamond.

Neil receives divorce from Marcia Murphey.

Neil’s first grandson, Alexander Henry, is born.

Neil receives an Honorable Doctor of Fine Arts Degree at graduation ceremonies at New York University.

The Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc. publishes “Neil Diamond,” a book written by Diana Karanikas Harvey and Jackson Harvey.

Neil appears on the “American Music Awards,” performing “Can Anybody Hear Me” from the soon to be released “Tennessee Moon” album.

“One Good Love” (duet with Waylon Jennings) and “Kentucky Woman” single is released to radio stations only (promo-DJ copy).

“Tennessee Moon” single is released to radio stations only (promo-DJ copy).

“Marry Me” (duet with Buffy Lawson) single is released to radio stations only (promo-DJ copy).

Columbia releases “Tennessee Moon” album.

Sony tapes “Under A Tennessee Moon,” special for TV, to promote the “Tennessee Moon” album.

Neil appears with Linda Press on “Good Morning America,” on ABC-TV, performing “Deep Inside of You,” from the “Tennessee Moon” album.

Neil appears on CNN’s “Larry King Live” interview show.

ABC-TV airs Neil’s sixth TV Special, “Under A Tennessee Moon,” taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Guests include Nashville celebrities Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Raul Malo, Tim McGraw, Hal Ketchum, Beth Nielsen Chapman.

US Magazine publishes feature article, “Fear: That’s What Dreams Are Made Of And Lyrics, Too.”

American Songwriter Magazine publishes feature article, “Diamond Shines On ‘Tennessee Moon.'”

Neil appears in the first ever, live, in-store performance at the Virgin Megastore, on Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, California. In this rare appearance, Neil performs “Can Anybody Hear Me,” ” No Limit,” “One Good Love,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Cherry, Cherry.”

Neil promotes the “Tennessee Moon” album by going on a world tour, beginning with a four-night engagement at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, visiting New Zealand, Ireland, England, and The United States and Canada, ending in Las Vegas, Nevada with a three night stand at the MGM Grand Gardens Arena.

“Tennessee Moon” album is certified gold.

People Magazine publishes feature article, “Period Of Change.”

The Tennessee Moon tour makes its way to the UK and Ireland, with it’s first appearance in 24 years in Manchester, England.

The Tennessee Moon tour finally reaches the United States and opens in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Under A Tennessee Moon” television special is nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series, Variety Series, MiniSeries or Special.”

Columbia Music Video releases “Under A Tennessee Moon” videocassette.

Neil participates in the WOW! Multimedia Superstore’s Grand Opening event in Long Beach, California. The event is simulcast on the World Wide Web so that patrons in WOW’s Las Vegas store, as well as web surfers, can view the party in real time.

Columbia releases “In My Lifetime” 3-CD boxed set.

Neil appears on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”