Quick Facts of Joseph Logan Diffie

  • Net Worth$10 million (in 2020, at time of death)
  • Date of Birth26 November, 2023
  • First NameJoe
  • Middle NameLogan
  • Last Name Diffie
  • CareerSinger
  • Age61 years
  • Mother Flora Diffie
  • FatherJoe Riley Diffie
  • Wife4
  • Son3
  • Which Song Won Joe Diffie A Grammy Award?
    Answer: In 1998, Diffie won Grammy Award for the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in the single ‘Same Old Train.’
  • What Was His Net Worth At The Time Of Death?
    Answer: At the time of death in 2020, Joe Diffie had a net worth of $10 million.
  • Who Was Joe Diffie’s Wife & How Many Children He Had?
    Answer: Already divorced thrice, Joe was in a relationship with his 4th wife Tara Terpening Diffie until his death; from 4 marriages, he became father to 5 children.

Gammy-winning American country singer Joe Diffie died at the age of 61 in 2020. Turned professional in 1989, Diffie got breakthrough after releasing the debut album A Thousand Winding Roads (1990) that consisted of famous singles Home and If You Want Me To.

Throughout his career journey till 2020, Joe signed with record labels such as Epic Records, Monument, Broken Bow Records & Rounder Records. Joe totaled the releases of 13 studio albums, 6 compilation albums, and 38 singles- his albums Honky Tonk Attitude (1993) and Third Rock from the Sun (1994) was certified Platinum in the USA.

Joseph Logan Diffie was born on December 28, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Joe Riley Diffie and Flora Diffie. Later, his family moved to San Antonio, Texas and then to Washington and Wisconsin. He attended Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma but dropped out before graduation.

Signed With Epic Records & Got Breakthrough To Success

After working as full-time demo singer for sometime, Joe Diffie inked a deal with Epic Records in early 1990 & released the debut album A Thousand Winding Roads on September 7, 1990.

With the record label, Joe released further 7 studio albums; it included his best-selling & RIAA: Platinum-certified albums: Honky Tonk Attitude (1993) and Third Rock from the Sun (1994).

Late country singer Joe Diffie released 13 studio albums & 38 singles throughout his career journey of 3 decades

Source: CNN

In 2001, the now-late country singer signed with Monument Records and released album In Another World, that year. Thereafter, he inked a deal with independent record label Broken Bow Records in 2003 & dropped the album Tougher Than Nails.

Joe Diffie’s albums & famous songs:

AlbumsCharted No. on Top Country AlbumsFamous Songs
A Thousand Winding Roads (September 7, 1990)#23Home
If You Want Me To
Regular Joe (January 14, 1992)#22Is It Cold in Here Ships That Don’t Come In
Honky Tonk Attitude (April 20, 1993)#10Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)
John Deere Green
Third Rock from the Sun (July 26, 1994)#6Third Rock from the Sun Pickup Man
Mr. Christmas (September 19, 1995)#24
Life’s So Funny (December 5 1995)#28Bigger Than the Beatles
Twice Upon a Time (April 22, 1997)#33This Is Your Brain
 Somethin’ Like This
A Night to Remember (June 1, 1999)#23A Night to Remember The Quittin’ Kind
In Another World (October 30, 2001)#56In Another World
Tougher Than Nails (June 1, 2004)#42Tougher Than Nails
Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album (October 26, 2010)
All in the Same Boat (May 28, 2013) with Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin#70All in the Same Boat

Here is the list of his compilation albums:

  1. Greatest Hits (June 9, 1998)
  2. 16 Biggest Hits (February 19, 2002)
  3. Super Hits (September 24, 2002)
  4. The Essential Joe Diffie (April 1, 2003)
  5. The Ultimate Collection (October 20, 2009)
  6. Playlist: The Very Best of Joe Diffie (October 11, 2011)

Throughout his career, Joe also worked as songwriter for many singers including Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina.

Divorced Thrice & Lived With 4th Wife Until Death: Relationships & Children

Until his death in March 2020, Joe Diffie was in a marital relationship with fourth wife Tara Terpening Diffie; they exchanged vows on May 26, 2018, shortly after they met at The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. The couple didn’t share any children.

Until his death, Joe was married to fourth wife Tara Terpening Diffie

Source: Instagram @taradiffie

Prior to Tara, Joe already went through 3 divorces & became the father of 5 children from those marriages.

Diffie’s first wife was Janise Parker, his college time sweetheart; they married in 1982 & divorced in 1986, While together, they welcomed 2 children: Parker and Kara.

Thereafter, he married Debbie Jones (second wife), a nurse technician, in 1988 & welcomed 2 sons: Drew and Tyler. However, they divorced in 1996 after 8 years of marriage.

Then, Joe remained in relationship with third wife Theresa Crump from March 11, 2000 to 2017.  Reportedly, they met at a concert, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville & began dating soon after.

While together, they became parents to daughter Kylie in 2004.

Reason Of Death: Complications Due To COVID-19

Joe died on March 29, 2020 in Nashville at the age of 61. As reported, in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, he tested positive for coronavirus on March 27, 2020 & died 2 days later.

The cause of his demise was the complications due to COVID-19.

Net Worth Accumulation

With professional career journey of 3 decades (1989- 2020), Joe Diffie grabbed hands in hefty sum through album sales & tours. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Diffie’s net worth was $10 million at the time of death in 2020.

The late singer owned a house in Franklin, Tennessee.

According to The Richest, here are some of his album sales & earnings:

  1. Regular Joe (1992)- $500,000
  2. Honky Tonk Attitude (1993)- $1.05 million
  3. Third Rock from the Sun (1994)- $1.1 million
  4. Life’s So Funny (1995)- $550,000

Aside from Grammy Awards, he also won Academy of Country Music Award in 1993 and Cash Box Award in 1990.