2020 In Memoriam

Country star Joe Diffie died Sunday, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family has not commented, and have requested for privacy at this time.

Diffie continues to be celebrated in hit song homages from Jason Aldean (“1994”) to Chris Young (“Raised On Country”), with a reign that includes 13 albums and more than 20 Top 10 hits to his credit.

As one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the 1990s, Diffie also penned hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina.

A Tulsa native, his chart-dominating iconic songs include: “Home,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame),” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Honky Tonk Attitude,” “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup Man,” “So Help Me Girl,” “Bigger Than The Beatles,” “Texas Size Heartache,” “A Night To Remember,” “It’s Always Somethin’” and many more.

Recently, he released Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie!, his first-ever vinyl LP.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer also celebrated a pinnacle career milestone of more than 25 years as a member of the historic Grand Ole Opry.

Luke Combs posted to Instagram just moments ago, “Damn… this seems like yesterday, can’t believe you’re gone. Rest In Peace @officialjoediffie you were a legend.”

Damn... this seems like yesterday, can't believe you're gone. Rest In Peace @officialjoediffie you were a legend.

199.8k Likes, 1,430 Comments - Luke Combs ???? (@lukecombs) on Instagram: "Damn... this seems like yesterday, can't believe you're gone. Rest In Peace @officialjoediffie you..."

Diffie had just announced Thursday about battling the disease.

Instagram post by Joe Diffie * Mar 27, 2020 at 8:25pm UTC

12.7k Likes, 1,022 Comments - Joe Diffie (@officialjoediffie) on Instagram

Here’s a few videos of some of our Joe Diffie favorites: