Days After His Death, Joe Diffie’s Music Sees Surge On iTunes

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It has been a tough week for country music fans.

From the loss of the iconic Kenny Rogers on March 20, to the sudden passing of 90s legend Joe Diffie on March 29, the country music world is a little dark right now.

Diffie passed away from complications with COVID-19 after announcing to fans on March 27 that he had tested positive.

Many country artists have taken to social media to sing their favorite Joe Diffie songs, but fans have been paying tribute in their own way – by listening to his music.

Because of this, there has been a surge in his record sales. As of press time, Diffie’s song “John Deere Green” sits at number six on the all-genre Top Ten Songs chart, with “Pickup Man” right behind at number seven.

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On the country iTunes chart, five of his songs make up the Top 11.

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Diffie’s greatest hits album Biggest Hits: Joe Diffie is also sitting at number one of the all-genre albums chart on iTunes.

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The surge has not gone unnoticed by Diffie’s family. His wife, Tara, took to his official Instagram to thank fans, friends, and radio stations for playing his music. She begged, “Please keep his legacy alive forever,” and this definitely is one way to do it.

What an incredible gift to Joe.