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Jon Pardi Honors Late Joe Diffie with Performance of ‘Pickup Man’ at CMA Awards 2020

Joe Diffie kicked the bucket in March from COVID-19 inconveniences at age 61

Joe Diffie will consistently be recalled.

At the 2020 CMA Awards Wednesday night, Jon Pardi gave a striking recognition for the late nation star, who passed on in March from intricacies of Covid, with a presentation of “Pickup Man.”

Pardi, 35, hit the stage with an interpretation of his most-conspicuous melody that had specialists, including Ashley McBryde, moving in the crowd. The late legend’s last name “Diffie” shone brilliantly behind Pardi as he performed.

An enthusiastic Tara Diffie, Joe’s widow, was seen applauding in the crowd following Pardi’s exhibition.

The late star, who passed on at 61, told his fans that he had tried positive for Covid only two days before his demise in March.

“I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus,” he wrote on social media. “We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”

Diffie, an Oklahoma local, turned into an easily recognized name in blue grass music during the ’90s with in excess of 20 Top 10 hits and 13 collections.

The nation hitmaker had five singles arrive at No. 1 on the graphs, including his significant hits “Home,” “Bigger Than the Beatles,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From the Sun” and “Pickup Man.”

Diffie was an individual from the Grand Ole Opry for a very long time and an Oklahoma Hall of Famer. He composed for other blue grass craftsmen like Tim McGraw and was quite name-checked in Jason Aldean’s 2013 single “1994” and Chris Young’s 2019 single “Raised on Country.”

Following his unfavorable passing, numerous blue grass specialists honored the late legend via web-based media.

“Man… so sad to hear about @officialjoediffie passing. He was one of my country music idols,” Thomas Rhett wrote on Instagram. “We played a few shows together back in the day. He was always so kind and encouraging. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace brother ill see you again one day🙌.”

“Damn… this seems like yesterday, can’t believe you’re gone,” added Luke Combs alongside a photo with Diffie and his dog. “Rest In Peace @officialjoediffie you were a legend.”

Pardi, who won the new craftsman of the year grant in 2017, is assigned in the collection of the year class for Heartache Medication.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards are circulating live from Nashville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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