Country Legend Joe Diffie Back Road Music Festival Performer Passed Away from COVID-19


Country music legend Joe Diffie has died. He was 61 years old. According to Diffie’s management the country music lifer died from complications due to COVID-19. In 2014 it was Mr Diffie who helped a young, upstart music festival in Galva find itself. Joe Diffie performed one of the most memorable and beloved sets in the history of The Back Road Music Festival. Backstage, organizers found Mr Diffie to be a delight who charmed everyone and on stage, an unparalleled professional. His performance of his longtime hit, “John Deere Green” remains one of the festival’s most memorable moments. Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Joe Diffie.

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