According to Taste of Country, Joe Diffie has passed away at the age of 61.

The cause of death appears to be complications from COVID-19 coronavirus.

The news came in the form of a press release from his PR team.

On Friday (March 27th), he announced his coronavirus diagnoses.  At that time, he said that he was "under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment" and asked for privacy at that time.

Over the course of his over three decades in the business, Diffie had a string of hits including "John Deer Green", "Pickup Man",  and "Third Rock From The Sun".

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to have him as the headliner for our Boots N Bulls rodeo and concert.  An extremely down-to-earth guy, he put on an amazing show.

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