CMT asked Joe Diffie what he thinks of Jason Aldean's new song "1994" which is all about "The Pick-Up Man." Here's what he had to say.
Jason Aldean has a song on his new album about an old era of country music -- the '90s. Or more specifically, "1994." The song is kind of a country-rap one, but it's the kind of rap I can really fall in love with because it's all about Joe Diffie. As in, the lyrics reference at least eight of Diffie's hits, like "Pickup Man," "Honky Tonk Attitude," "So Help Me Girl," "Third Rock from the Sun," "C-O-U-N-T-R-Y" and more.
But it's not just a mention. It's a whole song that pays homage to the man who dominated country radio in the '90s.
"When I heard it, I was stunned," Diffie admitted. "I was like. 'You gotta be kidding me.' It's pretty flattering they went that far with it. It's one thing to hear a song title or your name mentioned, but when it started into the 'Joe. Joe. Joe Diffie' part, that's cool right there."
As for the one lyric that says, "Teach us how to Diffie," I asked him what Aldean might mean with that line.
"If anybody knows how to do that," he said, "let me know."