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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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell