Country star Joe Diffie has died due to complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus…
Some of his career accomplishments include
- Member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1993
- Grammy and ACM Award winner
- Five #1 singles (Home, If the Devil Danced In Empty Pockets, Third Rock From the Sun, Pickup Man, Bigger Than The Beatles)
- 30 charted singles during his career, 15 of which made the top 10
- Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters in 1997
- Mid-day host at Big Country 99.5 in his hometown of Tulsa, OK
“I was saddened to hear that my friend & fellow Grand Ole Opry member Joe Diffie passed away today. Joe was a great singer, songwriter, & entertainer that left his mark in Country Music. His clear voice and unique singing style made him immediately recognizable.” – Ricky Skaggs pic.twitter.com/WKpoTZ3EAI
— Ricky Skaggs (@RickySkaggs) March 29, 2020
“Joe Diffie, He was a singers singer. I have been a fan since his first single “HOME” Hit radio. Condolences to the family, He will be missed in our hearts as well.” – Marty Raybon
— Shenandoah (@Shenandoahband) March 29, 2020
Just got word that Joe Diffie has passed away.
Sincere condolences to his family
It’s such a shock and such a loss for Country Music
Rest In Peace Joe
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 29, 2020
— David Ball (@davidballmusic) March 29, 2020
We were devastated to hear about the passing of @JoeDiffieOnline today. We met Joe and became friends with him right after his first hits in the early 1990s. We will miss him so much and are sending our prayers to his family. pic.twitter.com/SieLlfBzuE
— Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) March 29, 2020
I just lost my friend. I love him as a person and one of the GREATEST singers of all time. I’ve known Joe and did a lot of shows with him for thirty years. I will miss him for the rest of my life. I will pay tribute… https://t.co/xIw5YJlKWJ
— Mark Chesnutt (@MarkChesnutt) March 29, 2020
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 29, 2020
I am deeply saddened at the news of Joe Diffie’s death. He and I were label mates on SONY Epic Records for many years… I am honored & humbled, to have known him. May God bless and comfort Joe’s family and welcome him into Eternity. We’ll miss you, Brother. -Collin pic.twitter.com/9FvDNOW4IF
— Collin Raye (@CollinRaye) March 29, 2020
“Even though I’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s like I want to pinch myself still. It’s an awful neat deal to be able to live out your dream.” – Joe Diffie
Joe, thank you for all of the music and light you’ve given us. Thank you for letting us be part of your dream. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QY0wzZAm08
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) March 29, 2020
— Trace Adkins (@TraceAdkins) March 29, 2020
Just found out the very sad news about my buddy #JoeDiffie passing away from complications of COVID-19.
This is so heartbreaking, I just don’t even know what to say. GOD BLESS his family and loved ones. A sad, sad day for country music. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/ausMDxzd8F
— John Michael Montgomery (@JM2Squared) March 29, 2020
So very sad to hear the tragic news of Joe Diffie passing after contracting Coronavirus19.
Prayers going out for his wife Tara and the family. R.I.P. my friend.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻￼ pic.twitter.com/4oSXrsGaLa
— TG Sheppard (@TGSheppardmusic) March 29, 2020
Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Joe Diffie. The 6 time ACM Award nominee brought a light to Country Music that will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/lOqMzl9w4a
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 29, 2020
I just learned that @JoeDiffieOnline has passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus. Joe was a friend and touring partner with me in the 90’s. This comes as a huge shock to all of us in the country music community. Deepest condolences to Joe’s family, friends and fans.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 29, 2020
I’m heartbroken and in shock just like all of you over this awful news. @JoeDiffieOnline possessed one of the most incredible pure country voices on the planet, and he was always so much fun to be around. My prayers are with his family at this sad time. Rest In Peace ol’ pal. pic.twitter.com/BOgd5CTf0v
— Steve Wariner (@stevewariner) March 29, 2020
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) March 29, 2020
The angels must have been missing some true country music, because God just brought another legend home.
That it was Covid-19 that claimed the life of Joe Diffie seems surreal, all I know is that our tremendous… https://t.co/rQvitZ2TSB
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) March 29, 2020
@JoeDiffieOnline gonna miss you brother. God bless you.
— SammyKershaw (@SammyKershaw) March 29, 2020