HARDY, Post Malone, and Morgan Wallen team up on the latest HIXTAPE to honor legendary country artist Joe Diffie.
Get ready for the return of HIXTAPE, and this time, it’s taking on a “John Deere Green” hue. HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE is set to drop on March 29, 2024, featuring a fresh twist with a new lead artist, celebrating the timeless catalog of country legend Joe Diffie, who has earned both GRAMMY and CMA Awards.
The announcement came live from the CMA Awards stage, where Parker Diffie, Joe’s eldest son, shared the news. Prior to the announcement, HARDY, Post Malone, and Morgan Wallen graced the stage with show-stopping performances of two DIFFTAPE tracks. For this third installment, HIXTAPE will combine Joe Diffie’s 2006 master recordings of his greatest hits with new recordings by some of country music’s biggest stars.
HIXTAPE Vol. 3 = DIFFTAPE
The collaboration has the full support of the Diffie Estate, which is thrilled to partner with Big Loud and HARDY to preserve and revitalize Joe Diffie’s musical legacy.
“I’m super excited about DIFFTAPE. I think it’s a one-of-a-kind project and we’re the first people to do something like this,” HARDY shares. “Especially having the original recordings and the fact that we have his family’s blessing to do it, it’s all really special.”
“Joe epitomized the ’90s country voice – he was so good about hearing and cutting hits, recording amazing songs,” he continues. “On a personal level, I only got to meet Joe once, but he was extremely nice to me, and this was in my first year of being an artist when I was an absolute nobody. He was so, so kind to me and that memory I have of him is truly special to me, too.”
To give fans a taste of what’s to come, a surprise two-pack release called HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE (Small Batch) is available now, perfectly timed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “John Deere Green.”
Tracklist for HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE (Small Batch):
- “Pickup Man (feat. Joe Diffie & Post Malone)” (Howard Perdew, Kerry Kurt Phillips)
- “John Deere Green (feat. Joe Diffie, HARDY & Morgan Wallen)” (Dennis Linde)
HIXTAPE is not just a musical project; it’s a lifestyle brand that blends backroad bangers and party-friendly country anthems. Entirely produced by Joey Moi, it’s a community-driven initiative that has gained critical acclaim with previous volumes. Billboard called it “infectious,” and The New York Times praised its “rapscallion-like” tendencies and “shaggy at the edges” style.
HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE continues the tradition, paying tribute to the iconic catalog of Joe Diffie, with featured artists like HARDY, Post Malone, and Morgan Wallen.
Don’t miss out on this exciting celebration of country music history when HIXTAPE Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE drops on March 29, 2024.