Joe Diffie WCOL Country Jam
Another country legend performing at this year’s WCOL Country Jam is none other than Joe Diffie. Born to a musical family, Diffie traveled the country frequently in his youth, moving to new schools several times throughout grade school. After dropping out of college, Diffe built his own recording studio in Texas while working for an oil company. Following the shutdown of the oil company, Diffie filed for bankruptcy and had to sell his studio, leading him and his then wife to divorce. Following these hardships, Diffie relocated to Nashville, where he dedicated his time to recording demos and writing songs, eventually signing with Epic records in 1990. His releases include platinum certified albums Honky Tonk Attitude and Third Rock From the Sun, as well as many chart topping singles like “Pick Up Man”and “John Deere Green”. Diffie released a steady stream of albums until 2004 when he became more selective with his approach to projects. Since then, he has released a bluegrass album and a collaborative album with Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. With such a historic and storied career, Joe Diffie is another act we’re proud to include on the lineup of 2015’s Country Jam!