DIFFIE’S 2006-COMPLETED RE-RECORDS OF HIS GREATEST HITS TO RECEIVE COLLABORATION TREATMENTS FROM COUNTRY’S BIGGEST STARS
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HIXTAPE RENDITIONS OF “JOHN DEERE GREEN” AND “PICKUP MAN” OUT NOW VIA HIXTAPE VOL. 3: DIFFTAPE (SMALL BATCH) – LISTEN HERE
NASHVILLE, TENN. – It’s back, and it’s DIFFerent; HIXTAPE‘s getting painted “John Deere Green.”
Evolving for its third installation of iconic country collaborations with a new artist at its helm, HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE will release on March 29, 2024, centered around and as a tribute to the GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning catalog of country legend, Joe Diffie.
Announced live from the CMA Awards stage tonight by Joe’s oldest son, Parker Diffie, prior to HARDY, Post Malone, and Morgan Wallen’s show-stopping performances of two DIFFTAPE tunes, the third iteration of HIXTAPE will utilize 2006 master recordings of Diffie’s greatest hits in tandem with all new recordings from some of country music’s biggest stars and more.
Watch the performance here.
“The Diffie Estate is thrilled to partner with Big Loud and HARDY in preserving and revitalizing Joe Diffie’s musical legacy,” the Estate shares. “With their shared excitement and passion, this collaboration promises to carry on the incredible journey of a true legend.”
“I’m super excited about DIFFTAPE. I think it’s a one-of-a-kind project and we’re the first people to do something like this,” HARDY shares. “Especially having the original recordings and the fact that we have his family’s blessing to do it, it’s all really special.”
“Joe epitomized the ’90s country voice – he was so good about hearing and cutting hits, recording amazing songs,” he continues. “On a personal level, I only got to meet Joe once, but he was extremely nice to me, and this was in my first year of being an artist when I was an absolute nobody. He was so, so kind to me and that memory I have of him is truly special to me, too.”
Previewing the March release with a surprise two-pack, HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE (Small Batch)is out tonight, just in time to celebrate today’s 30th anniversary of “John Deere Green.”
HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE (Small Batch) Track List
Produced by Joey Moi.
Both a lifestyle brand and a countrified mixtape of backroad bangers and party-friendly country anthems, HIXTAPE was born in the heart of HIXVILLE – riddled with undeniable humor and teeming with “Redneck Tendencies.” Entirely produced by Joey Moi, the HIXTAPE collection was created by a community, for a community, spurred on by the critical success of HIXTAPE Vols. 1 + 2. Billboard praised the initial project as “infectious,” while The New York Times highlights the “rapscallion-like” tendencies and “shaggy at the edges” style of both collections. Gearing up for its third iteration, HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE (Small Batch) is out now, a tribute to and celebration of the iconic catalog of GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning country legend Joe Diffie, with features from HARDY, Post Malone, and Morgan Wallen.
ABOUT HIXTAPE VOL. 3: DIFFTAPE
In its third installment, HIXTAPE is back as HIXTAPE Vol. 3:DIFFTAPE, a celebration of the legacy and beloved catalog of GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning country icon Joe Diffie. Following HIXTAPE: Vol 1 (2019), which included Diffie on “Redneck Tendencies (HARDY feat. Joe Diffie & Trace Adkins),” and 2021’s HIXTAPE Vol. 2, the countrified mixtape will bring together a new cast of characters collaborating on renditions of Diffie’s beloved classics. Hitmaking trio Morgan Wallen, HARDY, and Post Malone lead the charge with the first two offerings: “John Deere Green (feat. Joe Diffie, HARDY & Morgan Wallen)” released on its 30th anniversary, and the 1994 No. 1 “Pickup Man (feat. Joe Diffie & Post Malone).” Produced by Joey Moi, the tributary project is due out via Big Loud Records in conjunction with the Diffie Estate on March 29, 2024.
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