Tonight is a big night in country music: the 2020 CMA Awards. Lots of nominations and pride are on the line. There is one artist who is so excited about tonight that you'd think he had already won all of the awards.

Jon Pardi has been charged with performing tonight as a tribute to the late Joe Diffie. Diffie passed away earlier this year at 65. Pardi released his newest album a short time ago, full of classic country songs from the past. The album is called Rancho Fiesta Sessions.

Joe Diffie Back Surgery
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Pardi will pay tribute to the pick-up man himself tonight during the CMA Awards tonight on ABC.

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