Jason Aldean's "1994" hit paid homage to one of country's favorites, Joe Diffie, and in turn, it's put the music spotlight back upon the established hit-maker who's clearly influenced some of today's contemporary players.
Diffie, in an answer song to Aldean's "1994," has stepped up to release “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun,” a new single that was penned by Diffie, Phil O’Donnell and Derek Thrasher of The Jawga Boyz. The performance features D. Thrash, a.k.a. Derek Thrasher, complementing Diffie’s signature vocals.
Already, the up-tempo track has created a buzz on YouTube, thanks to drawing more than 300,000 views in 48 hours. And as of today, Diffie's unveiled a brand-new video in honor of his Girl Ridin’ Shotgun” release.
“We had a good time writing and recording this song and now making this video," Diffie shared in a June 18 email correspondence shared with Examiner.com.
"I’ve been writing with a lot of new artists and I never thought that collaboration with one of them would lead to this, but I’m really glad that it has. It’s a different sound for me and I’m having so much fun with,” Diffie added.
Directed by Blake Judd and produced by Judd and Cory B. Clay of JuddFilms nd Bigger Picture Group, the music video was shot in Greensburg, Ky., and features scenes depicting summertime fun with the best of them. Diffie is even driving a sporty orange convertible with his wife and daughters, who are along for the ride.
Video bonus: Per Diffie's PR camp, the new video is set to be added to “CMT Pure.” To learn more about Diffice, please access his official website. And to spy his new video, simply access the clip embedded with this post.