By Linda Lee

We wondered where Joe Diffie was hiding! We were surprised he was one of the only country stars who did not appear in Jason Aldean‘s new video  for”1994″ which is pretty much a tribute to Diffie and his force in country music back in the 1990’s! But we FOUND him…he seems happy hanging out with Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin and they look like they are having fun “All In The Same Boat” in this brand new music video!

Here is brand new music from 3 country music icons from the 1990’s, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin, hanging out together and doing what country guys do “All In The Same Boat!”

I like this new song and it’s good to see all 3 of these guys who I still love! While I never actually met Joe Diffie, I loved his music and “Ships That Don’t Come In” is still one of my favorite thought provoking songs that make me appreciate what I have, and try to help those who are not so fortunate! The line that sticks out most to me in this song is “we bitch about a dollar, when there are those without a dime”.…..just remember that before you complain next time!

I met Aaron Tippin many years ago, and he really is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet! One of the things that he did onstage during his concerts that impressed me to no end, was he would build a child’s bike while singing “Working Man’s PHD” and then give the bike to a kid in the audience or donate it to a charity like Toys For Tots like he does in the video here!

And last but not least, Sammy Kershaw who will ALWAYS have a super special place in my heart! I took my little niece Jessee, who about 5 at the time to see Sammy in concert. I was not working on the radio at the time, but a dear friend hooked me up with ‘backstage passes’ and was able to take Jessee with me backstage to meet him before the show. So this was a REALLY big deal to me too!

When I went to take a picture of Jessee with Sammy, my brand new camera would NOT work. I was frustrated when his manager had to scoot me along without a photo, as there were other fans still waiting in line to meet him, but understood and walked away without a photo. To my HUGE surprise, in the middle of the concert, Sammy Kershaw stopped singing and said:

“Where is the little girl who came backstage earlier to meet me, but her camera would not work? I want that little girl to come onstage with me right now…”

Sammy Kershaw with Jessee onstage

Sammy Kershaw with Jessee onstage

I was freaking out, as I got out of our seats with little Jessee and started walking down the stairs and toward the stage. The the spotlight is on us, while security rushes us all the way for the upper level to the main stage, and they hoist Jessee up there with Sammy! She was so incredibly shy back then, I was hoping she did not start bawling onstage…and to my surprise she did not cry. And I will NEVER forget her face, when Sammy grabbed a really nice black guitar, and as he was autographing it with a silver sharpie, he told her and the entire audience:

” I am so sorry that your camera would not work earlier today Honey, and I do not want you to go home disappointed and empty handed, so here you go Sweetie….this guitar is for you!”

Jessee with her guitar from Sammy Kershaw!

Jessee with her guitar from Sammy Kershaw!

Jessee is all grown up now, with kids of her own, but we both will never forget that day!

Here is my all time favorite song by Sammy Kershaw, that reminds me of my own Mama, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful”




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