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Diffie returns with bluegrass CD in August

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – Joe Diffie returns to bluegrass music with "Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album" on Aug. 24 on Rounder.

The disc was co-produced by Diffie and Luke Wooten and features The Grascals, Rhonda Vincent, Bradley Walker and Alecia Nugent. He also enlisted a top- band that includes Rob Ickes, Aubrey Haynie, Mike Compton, Bryan Sutton, Mark Fain and Charlie Cushman.

Prior to his moving to Nashville and becoming a country singer, he spent several years touring and recording with the bluegrass band Special Edition. For the new set, Diffie dug into his past for songs such as Tennessee Tea and into classic catalog tunes like Flatt & Scruggs' Somehow Tonight along with covering modern songs such as Lonesome And Dry As A Bone, written by long time friend Shawn Camp, and Larry Cordle's I Know How It Feels.

Diffie contributed a few originals as well, including It's Raining On Her Rubber Dolly Now, co-written with Camp and featuring The Grascals.

Songs are:

1. Somehow Tonight
2. Lonesome and Dry as a Bone
3. Tall Cornstalk
4. Fit For a King
5. Route 5 Box 109
6. Rainin' On Her Rubber Dolly - with The Grascals
7. I Know How It Feels
8. Tennessee Tea
9. Free and Easy
10. Stormy Weather Once Again
11. 'Til Death
12. Hard To Handle

Tour dates are:

June 5 Country Days Farmington, Mo.

June 12 Rocks Pond Campground & Marina Eutawville, SC

June 18 Olympia High School Stanford, IL

June 19 Kiamichi Owa Chito Festival Broken Bow, OK

June 26 Country USA 2010 Oshkosh, WI

July 1 Bay City Fireworks Festival Bay City, MI

July 4 July 4th Festival - City Festival Haines City, FL

July 10 Country Concert @ Hickory Hills Lake Ft. Loramie, OH

July 17 Mississippi Barbeque Championship Jackson, MS

July 23 Kewaunee WI Fairgrounds Luxemberg, WI

July 29 Deschutes County Fairgrounds Redmond, OR

July 30 Snoqualmie Casino Snoqualmie, WA

Aug. 7 MDA Fundraiser Andrea's Harley Davidson Urbana, IL

Aug. 11 Trego County Fair Wakeeny, KS

Aug 12 Monteith Riverpark Albany, OR

Aug 13 Draper Amphitheater Draper, UT

Aug 14 San Juan County Fair Farmington, NM

Aug 18 Wyoming State Fair Douglas, WY

Aug 19 Brown County Fair Aberdeen, SD

Aug 28 Kosckiusko County Fairgrounds Warsaw, IN

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