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The Roughstock Joe Diffie Album Archive Deep Dive

It's been six weeks or so since Joe Diffie passed away from complications arising from COVID-19. In that time our writers are taking a deep dive into the catalog of the iconic honky tonk singer/songwriter. Check back here to access each review of his core albums (and if his previously planned album for 2020 gets released, we'll cover that here as well).
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Album Review: - Joe Diffie - "Honky Tonk Attitude"

On his third album, Joe Diffie unleased one of his most-popular songs, "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)." It's a complete album and one of his more timeless efforts. See what we think of the project as part of our deep dive into his star-making career.
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Album Review: Joe Diffie - "Third Rock From The Sun"

By the time Joe Diffie recorded this album, he was at the height of his country radio height, though he did barely scrape the Top 40 with his fifth and final single, "The Road Not Taken," from the album.
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Album Review: Joe Diffie - "Regular Joe"

His first Gold-certified album, "Regular Joe" also served up a sophomore slump on the radio charts as there were "only" two Top 5 hits and no #1's out of the four singles and one failed to hit the Top 40. See our thoughts on the album here.
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Album Review: Joe Diffie - "Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album"

Released in 2010, "Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album" was his return to his youthful roots after his days as a country radio hitmaker were over. Sadly, it would prove to be the final all-new album released in his lifetime.
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Album Review: Joe Diffie - "Tougher Than Nails"

The last Joe Diffie album to feature a Top 40 country radio chart hit, "Tougher Than Nails" may be an overlooked gem from the the 2000s. See what we had to say about the entire album here!
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Album Review: Eleven Hundred Springs - "Here 'Tis"

Eleven Hundred Springs isn’t doing anything new or unusual with these ten songs. It might sound a little revolutionary, though, to those too used to being bombarded by overproduced mainstream country radio songs. See our full review here!