Jon Pardi Says He’s Honored to Pay Tribute to Joe Diffie at the CMA Awards: “He’s One of My Favorites”

Jon Pardi Says He’s Honored to Pay Tribute to Joe Diffie at the CMA Awards: “He’s One of My Favorites”

Jon Pardi is looking forward to the 54th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11 for a couple of reasons.

In addition to earning an Album of the Year nomination for Heartache Medication, Jon will take the stage to pay tribute to one of his favorite artists, Joe Diffie, who passed away in March due to COVID-19 complications. Joe scored a number of hits during the 1990s, including “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man,” “Home” and more.

“He was a sweet guy, got to hang with him a couple of times, it was sad to hear [when he passed],” says Jon. “I will be happy to be waving the Joe Diffie flag and ’90s country at the CMA Awards. I’m excited. Just ready to go! Start rocking and pay tribute to Joe Diffie—he’s one of my favorites.”

The CMA Awards will air on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen