Country Pop Bites: Joe Diffie – June 15
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1991 Joe Diffie picked up a #1 country single in Billboard with "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)"?
It’s true! Listen to the song!
Here are 5 little known truths about Joe Diffie.
- In his last two years in high school, he played football, baseball and golf in addition to running track; in his senior year he was recognized as Best All-Around Male Athlete.
- He earned credits toward medical school at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He eventually dropped out.
- He first worked in oil fields, and then drove a truck that pumped cement out of oil wells in Alice, Texas, before he moved back to Duncan to work in a foundry.
- He held a charity concert and golf tournament in the 90’s and ending in the early 2000’s, benefiting First Steps, a nonprofit organization for the education of mentally and physically impaired children.
- He has been married 3 times and has a total of 5 children.