It is another sad day in country music.  Days after the Grammy-Award winning artist tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Diffie passed away on Sunday (March 29th).  He was 61 years-old.

In a Facebook post, Diffie revealed to his fans on Friday afternoon that he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.  He also wanted to remind his fans to be "vigilant, cautious, and careful during this pandemic."

Just moments ago on his Facebook page, officials of Diffie confirmed that the country artist died due to complications of coronavirus.  They also asked fans to give the family privacy during this difficult time.

The Tusla, Oklahoma native rose to country fame in the 1990s with his debut song, "Home."  This song became Diffie's first No. 1 hit.  He rose to the top of the charts with four more hits including "Pickup Man" and "Third Rock From the Sun."

Monday on "Andy and Christine In The Morning," we will be playing a Joe Diffie song each hour to honor the country star and his accomplishments.

As a reminder, please take social distancing seriously.  Take care of yourself and others around you.

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