Joe Diffie was one of those country music artist who was one hell of a storyteller. I first appreciated country music in the 1990’s when I was in college and Diffie was one of those guys that was big on the scene at the time. I really liked how he was able to sing songs that were funny, relatable and that could speak to ones soul.
He passed away on March 29th due to complications from Coronavirus. He will be missed but he will always be a part of the great history of the genre. This song is kind of ironic and I imagine he would want to be propped up beside a jukebox.
Kenny Rogers is one of the greats of American music. His distinctive voice was welcomed in the country and pop music worlds. Kenny was friends with a who’s who of the music greats of his era such as Dolly Parton, The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie and more. I really like “The Gambler” because it told a great story of gambling and life. Rest in power Kenny, thanks for all the hits through the years.
Country music singer Lari White who had some good hits in the 1990’s passed away this week at age 52. This is one of her hit songs that has stuck in my memory. Her voice was powerful but sweet. She will be missed.
Taylor Swift has some new music coming out tonight (8/24/2017) in advance of her new album “Reputation” coming out in November. This is from her earlier work when she was known as a country artist. This is “You Belong With Me”.