By: Reid

The pundits who claim that old time classic country drenched in heartache and steel guitar is dead and can’t be sold to a mass audience were proven wrong big time at Nashville North on Friday July 10th.

Joe Diffie took to the main stage at Nashville North and delivered a set that had the entire bar on its feet two-stepping, singing, and getting rowdy. The place was electric. Diffie’s brand of three-chord country heartbreakers and fast pickin’ honky tonk burners threw the crowd into an absolute frenzy.

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From the opening few songs I knew that this was going to be a special night. Diffie’s showmanship and his bands undeniable musical ability left me in awe of a man who has released 17 top ten hits (including five #1s) and nine studio albums, two of which were certified platinum.

I don’t think I got to leave the dance floor for one song during Diffie’s set and by the end of it all I was one tired cowboy in need of a few Budweiser’s.

After all, a man doesn’t want to get dehydrated….