Joe Diffie was 61. 4 years older than me. I loved his songs. I loved the 90’s Ameican Country Music. It was the best. It is more than that though. Someone said to me on Facebook the other day that they had loved his music but hadn’t hurt anything from him for a while. Times have changed. The country music that Joe sang is quite different to the way it has evolved in America.
I was sad at work and people asked me why. I told them….usual response about country music – never heard of him. I said to you know a little show called Third Rock From The Sun? They said of course. Well, he sang the theme song.
Oh. The mood changed.
You don’t have to know country music to know Joe.
We lost him this week to the virus that is plaguing the world.
He became a dj and worked for various charity organizations, having a son with disabilities.
Joe produced one of my favourite albums ever in country music: A thousand winding roads. I own several of his albums, but this is my favourite.
He won lots of awards and was nominated for many more. I will always remember his beautiful songs and I am absolutely shattered to see him go.
Thank you for the music, Joe. I will always remember you.