Joe Diffie

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Joe Diffie
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Joe Diffie performing in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameJoe Logan Diffie
Born(1958-12-28)December 28, 1958
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedMarch 29, 2020(2020-03-29) (aged 61)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Years active1989–2020

Joe Logan Diffie (December 28, 1958 – March 29, 2020) was an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was best known for his singles "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Pickup Man" (his longest-lasting number-one song, at four weeks) and "Bigger Than the Beatles".

He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Jo Dee Messina, and recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones, and Marty Stuart. He won a Grammy Award in 1998.

Diffie released seven studio albums, a Christmas album, and a greatest-hits package under the Epic label. He also released one studio album each through Monument Records, Broken Bow Records, and Rounder Records.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Diffie was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 27, 2020. He died two days later of the infection at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital at the age of 61.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Betts, Stephen L. (March 29, 2020). "Joe Diffie, Nineties Country's 'Pickup Man,' Dead at 61 From Coronavirus". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications". Associated Press. March 29, 2020. Retrieved March 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)