Joe Diffie's Daughter Sings His Debut Single 'Home' In Heartfelt Tribute

Joe Diffie's Daughter Sings His Debut Single 'Home' In Heartfelt Tribute

Joe Diffie's Daughter Sings His Debut Single 'Home' In Heartfelt Tribute

Country music icon, Joe Diffie, passed away on March 29 after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). Since then, tributes from fans, fellow country music artists, friends and family have poured in.

On Thursday (April 2) Diffie's daughter, Kara, turned to social media to honor her late father by singing an a capella version of his debut single, "Home." She sings the first verse of Diffie's first single, released in August of 1990.

"For my dad... @officialjoediffie," Kara wrote alongside the clip.

"The only thing I see ahead / Is just the heat rising off the road / The rainbows I’ve been chasing keep on fading ‘fore I find my pot of gold / And more and more I’m thinking that / The only treasures that I’ll ever know / Are long ago and far behind / Wrapped up in my memories of home," she sings.

The heartfelt tribute can be seen below.

In addition to Kara, Diffie also leaves behind, Parker, Travis, Drew, and Kylie. Diffie's wife of two years, Tara, also shared a heartbreaking tribute on social media following his death.

"I love you so much @officialjoediffie," she writes in the caption next to the couple's final photo together. "You were the love of my life."

Diffie was one of the most iconic voices of the '90s, earning him five No. 1 singles in the first half of the decade: “Home,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.” All in all, he charted 18 Top 10 singles during his illustrious career. The singer-songwriter also won a Grammy for his work on "Same Old Train" in 1998 and an CMA for "I Don't Need a Rocking Chair" in 1993.

At this time, health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 213,144 cases of the coronavirus in the United States and 4,513 deaths. Globally, the virus has infected more than 896,400 people and killed more than 45,500 according to the World Health Organization.

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