Rising independent label Silverado Records is today proud to announce the signing of country music icon, ACM and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Joe Diffie to their roster. “Working with Joe Diffie is a true honor,” said Silverado Founder and CEO, Scott Thomas. “There isn’t a Silverado team member who isn’t already a huge Joe Diffie fan, and working with Joe on new music is something that we’re all extremely excited about.”
With thirteen albums, more than twenty top ten singles and twelve number one tracks to his name, Diffie is best known for his smash hits, ‘Third Rock from The Sun’, ‘Ships That Don’t Come In’, and ‘John Deere Green’. He is a recognized artist of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry for over twenty years. Diffie has signed a multi-project deal with Silverado: “Working with an iconic artist like Joe starts to put into perspective the mission we have here at Silverado Records to build a label that’s steeped in equal parts traditional country music, and also country music that leans new or different,” said Thomas. Aaron Chesling, A&R Director at Silverado said: “I am so excited for the chance to work with an artist like Joe along with the Silverado team. I am truly humbled to be a part in developing his next record.”
Diffie is currently working on his Silverado debut – slated for release in 2017 – with renowned songwriter and producer Phil “Philbilly” O’Donnell, who has myriad credits with country music mainstays like Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, George Strait, Trace Adkins and Clint Black. “I’ve been hanging on to some really great songs for a while, so when Scott invited me to release them on Silverado Records, it was a motivator for me to record them,” said Diffie. “I’m looking forward to sharing them with my fans real soon.” The pair previously teamed up for Diffie’s most recent single ‘Girl Ridin’ Shotgun’ the video for which has amassed nearly 10 million YouTube views, and features cameo appearances from superstars like Shelton, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Lee Brice, McGraw and Keith Urban.