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)"?

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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.