The country legend has passed away from coronavirus complications.
Terrible news came down over the weekend: Among those now lost to complications from coronavirus is country music legend Joe Diffie. After receiving a diagnosis last week, the 61-year-old singer died on Sunday.
It’s an especially tough day for the country music world, as Diffie was held in high regard as one of the purest bastions of the 1990s traditionalist movement. His work during that decade cemented a lasting legacy for Diffie, who was a member of both the Grand Ole Opry and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
We at C&I do exactly what you do when we find out one of the greats has left us. We revisit the work. For Diffie, that means a stunning run of country hits that ranged from light and fun to heartbreaking and reflective.
We’ve collected our favorites from his entire career in an appreciation playlist below. It begins with the iconic dancefloor staple “Pickup Man” and ends with the appropriately mournful “Ships That Don’t Come In.”
Appreciation: Joe Diffie
Press play to watch and listen to more than an hour of the late singer’s greatest tunes. Keep reading to find the track listing.
- “Pickup Man”
- “If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets)”
- “Is It Cold In Here”
- “Honky Tonk Attitude”
- “John Deere Green”
- “So Help Me Girl”
- “Bigger Than the Beatles”
- “Something Like This”
- “Texas Size Heartache”
- “A Night to Remember”
- “All in the Same Boat (with Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin)”
- “Pride and Joy” (with Marc Broussard)
- “Tougher Than Nails”
- “Ships That Don’t Come In”