• Joe Diffie with NewFound Road on the Opry

    Tonight (10/29) is a big night for Tim Shelton and NewFound Road. They make their Grand Ole Opry debut this evening, performing with Joe Diffie in support of, Homecoming, his new bluegrass project on Rounder. When I spoke with Tim earlier

  • Review: Homecoming by Joe Diffie

    It seems to be a a life cycle that must occur for those artists who got their start in bluegrass music but transitioned to the country music world, to return to bluegrass when their country career is over. At times

  • Joe Diffie – Homecoming

    Back in the late summer of 2008, we first shared news about country crooner Joe Diffie making a return to bluegrass music, from whence he came before Nashville made him a star in the 1990s. Rounder signed him to a

  • Wednesday night at IBMA

    You know that we had a busy IBMA when it's Sunday morning before I have a chance to post comments on the Wednesday night showcase performances. Sugar Hill hosted a reception late Wednesday afternoon, and I enjoyed speaking with a number

  • Joe Diffie turns back to bluegrass

    Joe Diffie made quite a splash as a country singer and songwriter in the 1990s, turning out a string of hit songs and top-selling albums for a variety of labels. He has continued to record and perform, still cracking the