Watch Joe Diffie's Daughter Kara Perform "Amazing Grace" at Grand Ole Opry
This one will give you chills.
As we mourn the loss of country singer Joe Diffie, who died from complications from coronavirus on March 29th, we're finding comfort in this incredible rendition of "Amazing Grace," sung by his daughter Kara Diffie. Performed at the Grand Ole Opry during one of her dad's gigs there in 2016, Kara's voice soars in the classic gospel tune. With powerful belting and a soothing upper register, it's clear that musical talent runs in the family. Watch below.
A Grand Ole Opry member for more than 25 years, Diffie was known for hits like "Pickup Man," "John Deere Green," and "Honky Tonk Attitude." In a tribute to the late singer, the Opry shared a quote from the Tulsa native : "Even though I’ve been doing this for a long time, it’s like I want to pinch myself still. It’s an awful neat deal to be able to live out your dream," the singer said, reminding us all of the joy of living in harmony with your calling, whatever that may be.
On the day of her father's passing, Kara shared a brief but moving message on Facebook. "I just want to say thank you for the outpouring of love, kind words and prayers from my friends, family and people whose lives have crossed with my own. The loss of my dad is so sudden and tragic and my heart hurts. I have no words.... but thank you for your continued prayers and support for my family. He was my best friend and I have beautiful memories to cherish from here on out," she writes. "I’ll miss you every single day my sweet and funny daddy. There’s no one else in the whole world like you. Folks, please please take this virus seriously."
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We're hoping the beauty of Diffie's music helps Kara and the rest of the Diffie family and his friends get through this difficult time. And if there's one thing we can do to help with Kara's plea to take this virus seriously, it's staying safely at home—we want to make sure as many people as possible can make more memories with their sweet, funny loved ones.