Chanteur Country US né Joe Logan Diffie, le 28 Décembre 1958 à Tulsa (Oklahoma).

Joe Diffie was regarded by many of his peers as one of the better Vocalsists in contemporary country, and lent his traditional sensibilities to humorous, rock-tinged novelties and plaintive ballads. Diffie was born in Tulsa, OK, in 1958 and grew up in a musical family, first performing in public at age four with his aunt's country band. He played in a rock band during high school, and later moved on to a gospel quartet and, during college, a bluegrass band called the Special Edition. He worked on his songwriting and singing over the next few years while working in a foundry, and caught a break when his "Love on the Rocks" was recorded by Hank Thompson. When Randy Travis nearly recorded another of his songs, Diffie was convinced he had a shot in the business, and moved to Nashville in 1986. He took a job at the Gibson guitar plant while continuing to write songs, and became an in-demand demo singer as well. Holly Dunn's 1989 recording of a Diffie collaboration, "There Goes My Heart Again," proved a major hit, and Diffie found himself a hot commodity. He signed with Epic and released his debut album, A Thousand Winding Roads, in 1990. His first single, "Home," went all the way to number one on the country charts, and "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)" duplicated that feat; meanwhile, two more singles from the album, "If You Want Me To" and "New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame)," reached number two.Diffie became a regular hitmaker over the rest of the '90s, and scored again with his sophomore LP, 1992's Regular Joe; "Is It Cold in Here" and "Ships That Don't Come In" both made the Top Five. Known primarily for his ballads at this point in his career, Diffie switched things up with 1993's Honky Tonk Attitude, which emphasized his rambunctious, rocking side and sense of humor, and proved to be his biggest-selling album yet. The title track, "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)," and "John Deere Green" all went Top Five. Sticking with engaging humor as the selling point of his hugely popular follow-up, 1994's Third Rock From the Sun, Diffie scored two number ones with the title track and "Pickup Man," plus a Top Fiver in "So Help Me Girl." 1995 brought a holiday album, Mr. Christmas, as well as a proper release in Life's So Funny, which gave Diffie his fifth number one hit in "Bigger Than the Beatles." 1997's Twice Upon a Time saw his commercial momentum slipping a bit, and so Epic issued a Greatest Hits compilation the following year; its new song, "Texas Sized Heartache," returned Diffie to the Top Five. 1999's A Night to Remember was the most straight-ahead, traditional country record Diffie had yet recorded, and it gave him two Top Ten hits in the title cut and "It's Always Somethin'." He returned to his more established style for 2001's In Another World, which found him transferred to Sony's reactivated Monument subsidiary; its title track went Top Ten early the next year. Tougher Than Nails followed in 2004, then in 2010 Diffie returned to bluegrass for Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album, which was released by Rounder Records.

http://www.joediffie.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

Style musical : Traditional Country, Contemporary Country

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

08/1990 SP EPIC 34-73447 (US) . Home / Liquid Heartache
11/1990 SP EPIC 34-73637 (US) . If You Want Me To / Home
03/1991 SP EPIC 34-73747 (US) . If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pocket) / I Ain't Leavin' Till She's Gone
07/1991 SP EPIC 34-73935 (US) . New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame) / Coolest Fool In Town
11/1991 SP EPIC 34-74123 (US) . Is It Cold In Here / Back To Back Heartache
03/1992 SP EPIC 34-74285 (US) . Ships That Don't Come In / Starting Over Blues
07/1992 SP EPIC 34-74415 (US) . Next Thing Smokin' / I Just Don't Know
09/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74485 (US) . Joe DIFFIE & Mary Chapin CARPENTER - Not Too Much To Ask / I Am A Town
01/1993 SP EPIC 34-74796 (US) . Startin' Over Blues / Just A Regular Joe
04/1993 SP EPIC 34-74911 (US) . Honky Tonk Attitude / Just A Regular Joe
07/1993 SP EPIC 34-77071 (US) . Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) / I Can Walk The Line (If It Ain't Too Straight)
11/1993 SP EPIC 34-77235 (US) . John Deere Green / Somewhere Under The Rainbow
02/1994 SP EPIC 34-77380 (US) . In My Own Backyard / Here Comes That Train
07/1994 SP EPIC 34-77577 (US) . Third Rock From The Sun / From Here On Out
10/1994 SP EPIC 34-77715 (US) . Pickup Man / From Here On Out
01/1995 SP EPIC 34-77808 (US) . So Help Me Girl / Cows Came Home
05/1995 SP EPIC 34-77902 (US) . I'm In Love With A Capital U / Wild Blue Yonder
07/1995 SP EPIC 34-77978 (US) . That Road Not Taken / Cows Came Home
11/1995 SP EPIC 34-78201 (US) . Leroy The Redneck Reindeer / Wrap Me In Your Love
11/1995 SP EPIC 34-78202 (US) . Bigger Than The Beatles / Whole Lotta Gone
02/1996 SP EPIC 34-78246 (US) . C-O-U-N-T-R-Y / Third Rock From The Sun (dance mix)
03/1996 SP EPIC 34-78268 (US) . Down In A Ditch / Third Rock From The Sun (dance mix)
06/1996 SP EPIC 34-78333 (US) . Whole Lotta Gone / Back To The Cave
1996 SP COLUMBIA 38-78284 (US) . White Knuckle Ride (Lynyrd Skynyrd) / Tearing It Up (Joe Diffie)
04/1997 SP EPIC 34-78521 (US) . This Is Your Brain / I Got A Feelin'
07/1997 SP EPIC 34-78638 (US) . Somethin' Like This / This Is Your Brain
08/1998 SP EPIC 34-79048 (US) . Texas Size Heartache / Poor Me
03/1999 SP EPIC 34-79118 (US) Night To Remember / Texas Sized Heartache
09/1999 SP EPIC 34-79268 (US) . Quittin' Kind / Don't Our Love Look Natural

Albums

09/1990 LP 12" EPIC FE 46047 (US) A THOUSAND WINDING ROADS - Home / If The Devil Danced / If You Want Me To / New Way / There Goes The Neighborhood / Almost Home / I Ain't Livin' Till She's Gone / Coolest Fool In Town / Liquid Heartache / Stranger In Your Eyes
1991 CD EPIC EK 47477 (US) REGULAR JOE - Startin' Over Blues / I Just Don't Know / Next Thing Smokin' / Ain't That Bad Enough, Ships That Don't Come / Just A Regular Joe / Is It Cold In Here / Back To Back Heartaches / You Made Me What I Am / Goodnight Sweetheart
1992 CD EPIC EK 53002 (US) HONKY TONK ATTITUDE - Honky Tonk Attitude / I'm Not Through Losing You / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox / If I Had Any Pride Left At All / I Can Walk The Line / Somewhere Under The Rainbow / John Deere Green / In My Own Backyard / Here Comes That Train / And That Was The Easy Part / Cold Budweiser And A Sweet Tater
07/1994 CD EPIC EK 64357 (US) THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN - Third Rock From The Sun / I'm In Love With A Capital U / That Road Not Taken / Pickup Man / So Help Me Girl / Wild Blue Yonder / I'd Like To Have A Problem Like That / Junior's In Love / From Here On Out / Good Brown Gravy / Cows Came Home
09/1995 CD EPIC EK 67045 (US) MR. CHRISTMAS - Mr Christmas / Christmas Song / Leroy The Redneck Reindeer / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow / Wrap Me In Your Love / All Because Of U Baby Boy / Silent Night / Praise And Alleluia To The Saviour / Magazine Angels / O Holy Night
12/1995 CD EPIC EK 67045 (US) LIFE'S SO FUNNY - Bigger Than The Beatles / Never Mine To Lose / Down In A Ditch / Tears In The Rain / C-O-U-N-T-R-Y / She Loves Me / Back To The Cave / I'm Willing To Try / Whole Lotta Gone / Life's So Funny
04/1997 CD EPIC EK 67693 (US) TWICE UPON A TIME - This Is Your Brain / Twice Upon A Time / Show Me A Woman / Promised Land / Houston We Have A Problem / Somethin' Like This / I Got A Feelin' / Zero / It's Hard To Be Me / John Doe / One More Earth
06/1998 CD EPIC EK 91937 (US) GREATEST HITS - Third Rock From The Sun / John Deere Green / Texas Size Heartache / Ships That Don't Come In / Pickup Man / So Help Me Girl / Poor Me / Honky Tonk Attitude / Home / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox / Bigger Than The Beatles / Hurt Me All The Time
06/1999 CD EPIC EK 69815 (US) A NIGHT TO REMEMBER - Night To Remember / You Can't Go Home / I'm The Only Thing I'll Hold Against You / Quittin' Kind / Better Off Gone / It's Always Somethin' / Are We Even Yet, My Heart's In Over My Head / Not In This Lifetime / Don't Our Love Look Natural
10/2001 CD MONUMENT 85373 (US) IN ANOTHER WORLD - In Another World / My Give A Damn's Broken / If I Lost Her / Stoned On Her Love / Hollow Deep As Mine / This Pretender / Like A River Dreams Of Rain / Live To Love Another Day / What A Way To Go / Grandpa That I Know
02/2002 CD EPIC 86171 (US) 16 BIGGEST HITS - Home / If You Want Me To / If The Devil Danced /New Way / Is It Cold In Here / Ships That Don't Come In / Honky Tonk Attitude / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox / John Deere Green / Third Rock From The Sun / Pickup Man / So Help Me Girl / Bigger Than The Beatles / Texas Size Heartache / Night To Remember / It's Always Somethin'
09/2002 CD MONUMENT 86854 (US) SUPER HITS - Third Rock From The Sun / So Help Me Girl / Bigger Than The Beatles / Home / If The Deviil Danced / Ships That Don't Come In / New Way / If You Want Me To / Pickup Man / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox
04/2003 CD EPIC 89069 (US) THE ESSENTIAL - Home / If You Want Me To / If The Devil Danced / Is It Cold In Here / Not Too Much To Ask / Ships That Don't Come In / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox / Honky Tonk Attitude / John Deere Green / Pickup Man / Third Rock From The Sun / So Help Me Girl / Bigger Than The Beatles / This Is Your Brain
06/2004 CD BROKEN BOW 7508 (US) TOUGHER THAN NAILS - Tougher Than Nails / Nothing But The Radio / Good News, Bad News / Am I / Movin Train / If I Could Only Bring You Back / What Would Waylon Do / Something I Do For Me / Daddy's Home / This Time Last Year / My Redneck Of The Woods
10/2009 CD AIS 1922050 (US) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - Home / If You Want Me To / If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets) / New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame) / Is It Cold In Here / Ships That Don't Come In / Next Thing Smokin' / Honky Tonk Attitude / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) / John Deere Green / In My Own Backyard / Third Rock From The Sun / Pickup Man / So Help Me Girl / Bigger Than The Beatles / C-O-U-N-T-R-Y / Texas-Sized Heartache / A Night To Remember / It's Always Somethin' / In Another World / Long Gone Loner
11/2009 CD SMITH MUSIC GROUP 5051-2 (US) LIVE AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS - Third Rock From The Sun / Next Thing Smokin' / C-O-U-N-T-R-Y / If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets) / So Help Me Girl / Pickup Man / A Night To Remember / It's Always Something / Behind Closed Doors / The More You Drink, The Better I Look / Is It Cold In Here / My Give A Damn's Busted / Ships That Don't Come In / Good Brown Gravy / Willin' / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) / John Deere Green / Honky Tonk Attitude / Folsom Prison
10/2010 CD ROUNDER 0649 (US) THE BLUEGRASS ALBUM - HOMECOMING - Somehow Tonight / Lonesome And Dry As A Bone / Tall Cornstalk / Fit For A King / Route 5 Box 109 / Rainin' On Her Rubber Dolly / I Know How It Feels / Tennessee Tea / Free And Easy / Stormy Weather Once Again / 'Til Death / Hard To Handle
10/2011 CD EPIC / LEGACY 94367 (US) PLAYLIST - THE VERY BEST OF JOE DIFFIE - Home / If You Want Me To / If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets) / Is It Cold In Here / Not Too Much To Ask (Joe DIFFIE feat. Mary Chapin CARPENTER) / Ships That Don't Come In / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) / Honky Tonk Attitude / John Deere Green / Pickup Man / Third Rock From The Sun / So Help Me Girl / Bigger Than The Beatles / This Is Your Brain
01/2013 CD SPV YELLOW LABEL 260902 (US)

HONKY TONK ATTITUDE / THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN - Honky Tonk Attitude / I'm Not Through Losin' You / Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) / If I Had Any Pride Left At All / I Can Walk The Line (If It Ain't Too Straight) / Somewhere Under The Rainbow / John Deere Green / In My Own Backyard / Here Comes That Train / And That Was The Easy Part / Cold Budweiser And A Sweet Tater / Third Rock From The Sun / I'm In Love With A Capital "U" (special extended Play mix) / That Road Not Taken / Pickup Man / So Help Me Girl / Wild Blue Yonder / I'd Like To Have A Problem Like That / Junior's In Love / From Here On Out / Good Brown Gravy / The Cows Came Home 

05/2013 CD BIG HIT BHR 00131 (US) ALL IN THE SAME BOAT - JOE DIFFIE / SAMMY KERSHAW / AARON TIPPIN - All In The Same Boat / Kiss This / Heart Of Gold / She Don't Know She's Beautiful / The Way You Look Tonight / On And On / The Route I Took / I'm Hangin' On / Misery Loves Country / I Love To Work / He Believed / Old Friends

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