Country music star Joe Diffie to perform Saturday in Rio Grande

Joe Diffie is known for his hit songs such as “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man” and “Third Rock from the Sun.”

Country music artist Joe Diffie will perform Saturday night at Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande.

RIO GRANDE — Country music legend Joe Diffie said he loves seeing people have fun and communicating with his fans when he performs.

And he’ll be paying them a visit down on the farm.

Known for his hit songs such as “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man” and “Third Rock from the Sun,” Diffie is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Evans Farm Shelterhouse Amphitheater in Rio Grande.

The Grammy and CMA award-winning artist said he is looking forward to performing in front of his fans in southeastern Ohio on Saturday night.

“I hope the fans will come out and have a great time,” he said.

Diffie has recorded more than 20 Top 10 singles and 12 studio albums. The legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans after the release of Jason Aldean’s hit “1994,” which mentions many of Diffie’s 12 No. 1 hits, including “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “John Deere Green.”

The multiplatinum-selling singer who dominated the charts in the 1990s has been writing, touring and recording a myriad of projects in the last several years to introduce his music to a new generation of fans, including his critically-acclaimed 2010 bluegrass album “Homecoming,” and his recent “Roots and Boots” acoustic tour and collaborative album “All in the Same Boat,” with fellow hit-makers Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin.

Diffie’s new single, “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,” was recently released on country radio stations.

Tickets are on sale for $10 per person and can be purchased on site at several locations, including Bob Evans Farm Homestead, Thomas Do-It Center in Gallipolis and the Treasure Cove, also in Gallipolis.

Tickets can also be purchased online or at the gate beginning at 6 p.m. the night of the show.

Parking and primitive camping are free at Bob Evans Farm Shelterhouse Amphitheater, located on State Route 588 at 791 Farmview Road.

For more information, call 1-800-994-3276 or 740-245-5305.

Reach Michael Johnson at 740-446-2342, ext. 2102, or on Twitter @OhioEditorMike.

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