SiriusXM remembers Grand Ole Opry star Joe Diffie

The country star passed away at the age of 61 due to complications from the coronavirus.

Nicole Piendel
March 29, 2020

We are sad to report the passing of Grand Ole Opry member and GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Joe Diffie. He died at age 61 from complications of COVID-19, his publicist said in a press release.

On Monday, March 30, The Highway (Ch. 56) host Storme Warren called into Feedback on VOLUME (Ch. 106) to share his condolences on Diffie’s passing.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diffie rose to fame in the 1990s. He earned his first No. 1 song with “Home” in 1990, which began a string of hits for him, including “John Deere Green,” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox,” and “Pickup Man.” As a CMA and GRAMMY winner, Diffie toured consistently for more than four decades and recorded 13 albums, which resulted in over 20 Top Ten singles.

In 2010, Joe Diffie joined Bluegrass Junction (Ch. 62) for a track-by-track special.

Tune in to Prime Country (Ch. 58) to hear the country legend’s music, tributes from SiriusXM hosts, and more.