|JOE DIFFIE - BIOGRAPHY||
Joe Diffie was among the generation of artists who blended traditional country sounds with '90s sensibilities. Born to a musical family in Tulsa, Diffie was a member of his high school's gospel group Genesis II, local rockers Blitz, and the bluegrass band the Special Edition. After college, the Special Edition began to gain an audience and appeared in several festivals. Diffie then began playing country music with his aunt Dawn Anita and his sister Monica. Soon, one of his early songs, "Love on the Rocks," was recorded by Hank Thompson. Diffie soon moved to Nashville and began working for Gibson Guitars while continuing to write songs. Holly Dunn recorded one of his collaborations, "There Goes My Heart Again," in 1989.
Diffie's debut single, "Home," climbed to number one in 1990; that year he also debuted at the Grand Ole Opry. This was followed by three Top Five hits, all of which he co-wrote, as well as a 1990 debut album, A Thousand Winding Roads. Diffie's second album, Regular Joe, contained several hits, including "Is It Cold in Here." In 1993, he released his third album, Honky Tonk Attitude. Third Rock from the Sun appeared in 1994 and both Life's So Funny and Mr. Christmas were released the following year. A Greatest Hits collection appeared in 1998, yielding the new single "Texas Size Heartache." Diffie returned in 1999 with A Night to Remember.