Hardy Reveals First Half Of ‘Hixtape Volume 3: Difftape’ Features Including Brooks And Dunn, Koe Wetzel & More

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Ryan Smith

A stacked group of artists will be featured on Hardy’s forthcoming Hixtape Volume 3: Difftape album.

The project, spearheaded and put together by HARDY, is a tribute to the legendary Joe Diffie and all of his great music. And like the previous installments of Hixtape, he’s bringing in some of the best country artists in the mainstream part of the genre to sing on it.

In a post on the Hixtape Instagram this afternoon, he revealed about half of the artists slated to be included on the 17-song tracklist, which includes Blake Shelton, Brooks and Dunn, Clint Black, Larry Fleet, Ernest, Aaron Tippin, Mark Wills, Nate Smith, Randall King, Sammy Kershaw Jack Ingram, Koe Wetzel, Lauren Watkins, Kameron Marlowe and Chris Young.

Of course, Morgan Wallen and Post Malone are also included on the already-released “John Deere Green (feat. Hardy and Morgan Wallen)” and “Pickup Man (feat. Post Malone).”

And there are still quite a few more to be revealed…

I love the concept of celebrating Joe Diffie’s music in such a big way like this, and Hardy says this was meant to be “a huge nod” to one of his musical heroes, and that fans won’t “believe the people that are on this”:

“‘Difftape’ is all Joe Diffie songs and it’s just a huge nod, tip of the hat, if you will, to the icon that is Joe Diffie.

Rest in peace, we all love you, we all miss you and we just wanted to do something special and different and cool. So this is the biggest ‘Hixtape’ ever, 30 of our best country friends and singers.

You’re not gonna believe all the people that are on this… I’m so proud of all the people that said yes to this.”

I’m sure we’ll get the rest of the names in the next day or two, and the record is slated to drop everywhere this Friday, March 29th.

Hardy also revealed the 17 songs included on the album in a post yesterday, which you can check out below.

Hixtape Volume 3: Difftape tracklist:

1. “A Night To Remember”
2. “Bigger Than The Beatles”
3. “C-O-U-N-T-R-Y”
4. “Home”
5. “Honky Tonk Attitude”
6. “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”
7. “In Another World”
8. “Is It Cold In Here”
9. “John Deere Green” [Hardy, Morgan Wallen]
10. –
11. “New Way (To Light UpAn Old Flame)”
12. “Pickup Man” [Post Malone]
13. “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)”
14. “Ships That Don’t Come In”
15. “So Help Me Girl”
16. “Texas Size Heartache”
17. “Third Rock From the Sun”

“John Deere Green”

“Pickup Man (feat. Post Malone)”

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