Friday, February 1, 2013

Saturday To-Do: Joe Diffie

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Joe Diffie plays at Juanitas Saturday night pic
  • Joe Diffie plays at Juanita's Saturday night.

JOE DIFFIE
8:30 p.m. Juanita's. $20 adv., $25 day of.

Tulsa native Joe Diffie rose to national prominence during the early '90s — a golden era for country music, for sure. He got started the way so many country stars have, as a songwriter working a day job in Nashville, waiting to break through.

For Diffie, that happened in 1990, when his single "Home," from the album "A Thousand Winding Roads," hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Diffie had a long string of hit albums and singles throughout the 1990s, including four more No. 1s, and in 1993, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

His most recent album is 2010's "The Bluegrass Album: Homecoming." The title sums it up: The album finds Diffie getting back to the bluegrass that he started out playing decades before in his native Oklahoma. Openers include Hillbilly Vegas, Ashley McBryde and Big Shane Thornton.

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