Remembering Joe Diffie: The “John Deere Green” Singer Talks Vinyl Album, Signature Hit, Opry Anniversary & More

Remembering Joe Diffie: The “John Deere Green” Singer Talks Vinyl Album, Signature Hit, Opry Anniversary & More

Jim Casey talks with Joe Diffie in December 2019 about:

  • attending this year’s CMA Awards
  • performing more than 100 shows in 2019
  • tearing his MCL while performing
  • topping the charts with “Pickup Man,” “Home” and more in the 1990s
  • his signature hit, “John Deere Green”
  • recording his new vinyl album, Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie, which features many of his past hits
  • recording Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride & Joy” on the new album, which features vocals from Marc Broussard
  • celebrating his 26th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Podcast Participants:

  • Joe Diffie
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson