Joe Diffie was born in Tulsa, OK, in 1958 and grew up in a musical family in the small town of Duncan. His first public performance
was at age four with his aunt's country band. He worked on his songwriting and singing over the interveng years while working in a foundry
and gigging with country, rock and bluegrass bands. His first major break came when Hank Thompson recorded his song, “Love on the
Rocks”. Encouraged, Joe moved to Nashville in 1986, working as a writer and demo singer. A Holly Dunn collaboration, "There Goes My
Heart Again," became a major hit, and he found himself in demand. He signed with Epic and released his debut album,
A Thousand Winding Roads, in 1990. His first single, "Home," went to number one on the country charts, as did the second,
"If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)". Diffie became a regularly charting artist over the rest of the '90s, scoring again with his sophomore
LP, 1992's Regular Joe. Known primarily for his ballads up to this point, he switched things up with 1993's Honky Tonk Attitude, which
emphasized his rambunctious, rocking side and sense of humor. This proved to be his biggest-selling album yet. Joe kept the focus on
humor and upbeat material in his hugely popular follow-up, 1994's Third Rock From the Sun, which sustained his momentum with two
number one's, the title track & "Pickup Man”. More recently he has released 1999's A Night to Remember, the most straight-ahead, traditional
country sounding recording of his career. 2001's In Another World, which found him transferred to Sony's reactivated Monument subsidiary,
marked a return to the more familiar Diffie style.
Text by Jeff Pitcher
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