Diffie, Joe


  • From Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Began his career in the late seventies with an Oklahoma bluegrass band called The Special Edition, which also included Billy Joe Foster.
  • 1990, signed with Epic Records and for a decade had more than 35 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five Number One singles: “Home”, “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”, “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Pickup Man” and “Bigger Than the Beatles”.
  • 1993, co-hosted the IBMA Awards Show.
  • 1998, appeared on the IBMA Awards Show with the Lonesome River Band.
  • 2010, released Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album (Rounder Records).
  • 2020, died at the age of 61 due to complications from coronavirus (COVID-19).