Diffie has said that his "Mom and Dad claimed that [he] could sing harmony when [he] was three years old." His family moved to San Antonio, Texas while he was in the first grade, and subsequently to Washington state where he attended fourth and fifth grades.Later, he moved to Wisconsin for the years he was in sixth grade through his second year of high school, and back to Oklahoma where he attended high school in the town of Velma.Joe Logan Diffie (born December 28, 1958) is an American country music singer.After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records' Nashville division in 1990.In his last two years in high school, Diffie played football, baseball, and golf in addition to running track; in his senior year he was recognized as Best All-Around Male Athlete.He also released one studio album each through Monument Records, Broken Bow Records, and Rounder Records.
He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim Mc Graw, and Jo Dee Messina, and has recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones, and Marty Stuart.
Diffie released seven studio albums, a Christmas album and a greatest hits package under the Epic label.
Diffie's father, Joe R., played guitar and banjo, and his mother sang.
Following in his mother's footsteps, Diffie began to sing at an early age, often listening to the albums in his father's record collection.
Between then and 2004, Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five number one singles: his debut release "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Pickup Man" (his longest-lasting number one, at four weeks) and "Bigger Than the Beatles".
In addition to these cuts, he has 12 other top ten singles and ten other top 40 hits on the same chart.