Remembering The Late, Great, Joe Diffie On What Would Be His 63rd Birthday

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Man, talk about being in my feelings.

Joe Diffie was truly one of a kind, when it came to country music.

First off, he was one of the OGs when it came to perfecting the mullet, legendary in its own right.

Second, the guy was the epitome of the redneck country sound that spread like a forest fire in the ’90s.

I mean c’mon, his hits like “Pickup Man,” “John Deere Green,” and “Same Old Train” still to this day have us wishing we were pounding PBR at the local honky-tonk like it was 1995 all over again.

Not to mention, “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” “Third Rock From The Son,” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” and more.

The man just had hit after hit after hit.

On top of that, the man won an ACM in 1993 for Vocal Event of the Year for his collaboration with George Jones with “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” and a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration in “Same Old Train” with Marty Stuart.

With that being said, it’s with heavy hearts to say that today would’ve been his 63rd birthday, after he was taken way too soon last year due to complications with COVID-19. 

As much of a ’90s country icon as the man was, he’ll forever be known for being an all-around incredible person and family man, and his name will forever be remembered as one of the best to ever do it.

RIP to the late, great Joe Diffie.

“Pickup Man”

“Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)”

“John Deere Green”

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A beer bottle on a dock