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Multi-platinum country artist Joe Diffie will headline the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival April 8 in downtown Winnsboro.
With 12 number one hits, Diffie dominated the charts during a hot streak in the 90s and with the release of Jason Aldean’s hit "1994,” the legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans.
“He may have been absent from the radio charts for a few years,” Festival entertainment director Nathan Roberts said, “but Joe-Joe-Joe Diffie has never slowed down – writing, touring and recording. He’s going to put on a great show for us and we’re excited to have him.”
With chart-toppers like "Pickup Man," "Third Rock From the Sun," and "John Deere Green," and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right who recently turned his focus back to writing after years on the road, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit. And now he’s back at it again, riding shotgun with hick-hop sensations the Jawga Boyz on a brand new single, "Girl Ridin’ Shotgun," which was recently released to country radio.
He is also hard at work on an album of brand new material, due out later this year on Bigger Picture Records. The collaboration with the Jawga Boyz and the attention from the Aldean hit is opening all sorts of new doors for Joe at this point in his career, and he’s excited at the prospect of working with some of music’s hot new hitmakers.
"We had a good time writing and recording my new song "Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,’ and making a video for it," says Joe. " I’ve been writing with a lot of new artists and I never thought that collaboration with one of them would lead to this, but I’m really glad that it has. It’s a different sound for me and I’m having so much fun with it all. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!"