Joe Diffie was an American country music singer and songwriter who had been a Hollywood fixture since 1989.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Joe Diffie began his career in the oil fields and then as a truck driver before returning to Duncan to work in a foundry. Simultaneously, he worked as a musician, first in a gospel group called “Higher Purpose” and then in a bluegrass band called “Special Edition.”
Soon after, he built a recording studio and was given the opportunity to tour with Special Edition in neighbouring states. However, his other job at the foundry was closed, forcing Diffie to sell the studio due to financial constraints. He even succumbed to depression.
He later got a job at Gibson Guitar Corporation, where he met a songwriter and recorded more demos. By the middle of 1989, he had left the company to record demos full-time. Diffie was contacted by Bob Montgomery, Epic Records’ then-vice president of A&R, who later signed Joe in early 1990. Meanwhile, Holly Dunn released “There Goes My Heart Again,” a song Diffie co-wrote and sang backing vocals on.
Joe Diffie’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Joe Diffie was a massive White man in his early 60s when he died. He had a light complexion, hair, and eyes. He stood 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Joe Diffie’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Joe Diffie has been married three times in his life. Joe’s first marriage was to Janis Parker, whom he married in 1977 while still in college. Parker and Kara were the couple’s two children, but they divorced in 1986. Parker, his son, later worked as his on-the-road manager in the mid-2000s.
Diffie married his second wife, Debbie Jones, a nurse technician, in 1988. Drew and Tyler were their two sons. Tyler was born with Down syndrome and nearly died as a result of complications from a tonsillectomy in 1991. He started an affair with Liz Allison, the widow of NASCAR driver Davey Allison, in 1993, and divorced Jones in 1996.
Diffie married Theresa Crump, whom he met at a concert, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville in 2000. Kylie Tarissa, their daughter, was born in 2004. He was with his last wife, Crump, at the time of his death.
Joe Diffie’s Salary and Net Worth
Joe Diffie, 61, earned a lot of money as a singer and songwriter during his professional career. He had been in this business for over three decades and had amassed a fortune worth millions of dollars through his various albums and singles. His net worth was estimated to be around $36 million at the time of his death. Diffie also made money from concerts and tours.
|Celebrated Name||Joe Diffie|
|Age||63 years old|
|Birth Name||Joe Logan Diffie|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Place Of Birth||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Father||Joe Riley Diffie|
|Death Date||March 29, 2020|
|Cause Of Death||COVID-19|
|Place Of Death||Nashville|
|Spouse||Janise Parker(1977-1986), Debbie Jones(1988-1996) and Theresa Crump(m. 2001)|
|Son||Tyler, Parker, Drew|
|Daughter||Kylie and Kara|
|Net Worth||$36 million|