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A Night to Remember

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Joe Diffie

Diffie’s ninth album A Night to Remember — a theme record about the dissolution of relationships and the fear of never loving again — features an updated sound, a strong batch of songs, and a surprising depth of feeling. In dropping most of his George Jones inflections, Diffie, long underrated as an interpreter of honky-tonk fare, finds something startlingly new — his own voice. B

Originally posted May 21 1999 — 12:00 AM EDT

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