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90’s Country Star Joe Diffie Dies From Coronavirus At 61

His music is still widely played, especially here on the Superstation.  Joe Diffie just confirmed he’d been battling the coronavirus Friday, and urged fans to be cautious and careful during the pandemic.

With Joe’s passing on Sunday, many country music stars commented what Joe and his music meant to them…

  • Travis Tritt…Joe was a good friend and a touring partner during the 90’s and we enjoyed a lot of great times together.
  • Travis Denning…Joe is a staple for what I love about country music.
  • Morgan Wallen…Our love for mullets made me feel connected to you in a special way.
  • Sara Evans…I always loved working with him and just got to see him at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Mark Chesnutt…I’ve done shows with him for 30 years and will pay tribute to him at all my shows.
  • Brad Paisley…I’m devastated by the loss of my friend.  Everyone should go listen to his music today.
  • Michael Ray…The world has lost the best country vocalist and one of the best guys there was.
  • Scott McCreery…Joe exceeded all my expectations when I first met him.  I loved him as a kid and especially “John Deere Green.”
  • Jon Pardi…I’ve been listening to Joe Diffie since the cassette tape days.
  • Chris Young…I drove back and forth from Texas to Tennessee listening to nothing but Joe Diffie songs.
  • Trace Adkins…He was one of the all-time great vocalists and my friend.

Joe’s career included 13 albums, 20 top 10 hits and a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 25 years.  He was also mentioned in Jason Aldean’s “1994” and Chris Young’s “Raised on Country.”


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