Nineties country hitmaker Joe Diffie passed away Sunday in Nashville of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus. He was 61.It was only Friday that his family announced through his publicist that Diffie was sick. So far, they haven’t released any details or arrangements, simply asking for privacy.The much-revered traditionalist broke onto the scene in 1990, sending his debut single, “Home,” all the way to number one. His first album, A Thousand Winding Roads, boasted three more hits, including the chart-topping “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets).”Diffie continued to be a country mainstay through the rest of the decade, sending songs like “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than the Beatles” to the pinnacle of the country chart. His most recent top ten came with 2001’s “In Another World.”The Oklahoma native won a Grammy in 1998 for his contribution to Marty Stuart‘s “Same Old Train” Collaboration.In recent years, both Jason Aldean and Chris Young have name-checked Diffie in their songs “1994” and “Raised on Country,” respectively. An inductee of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Diffie was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry for a quarter century.
Spanish international forward Aritz Aduriz has penned a one-year contract extension at Athletic Bilbao until the summer of 2019.The contract extension for the 36-year old was confirmed by the Basque club. His release clause of €40m in the new contract is still the same with what was obtainable with the last one.Athletic Club and Artitz Aduriz have signed the renewal contract by which the player will remain in the rojiblanca discipline until 30 June 2019. His cancellation clause will be 40 million Euros. #athletic pic.twitter.com/4nZDLue2V1— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) November 15, 2017Aritz Aduriz is still an important player for his Basque Club in what is his second spell. He has scored 9 goals for Athletic Bilbao this season in addition to a whooping 156 Spanish career La Liga goals.This news would come as a relief to Athletic Bilbao considering that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s contractual situation is still unresolved. Related