Joe Diffie performs “Pickup Man” live On Grand Ole Opry.

Reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for four consecutive weeks, from December 17, 1994, to January 7, 1995, and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, it reached # 9. The song was included in Joe Diffie's fourth studio album, Third Rock from the Sun (Epic 1994)

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Pickup Man:

Single cover Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )
Single cover Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )

“Pickup Man”, a song written by Kerry Kurt Phillips and Howard Perdew, was recorded by Joe Diffie for the Epic label, along with the rest of the album, was recorded in March 1994, in Nashville, TN. In the recording session Joe was accompanied by: Billy Joe Walker, Jr. (guitar), Tim Mensy (guitar), Brent Mason (guitar), Paul Franklin (steel), Larry Paxton and Glenn Worf (bass), Lonnie Wilson (drums and percussion), Jon “JD” Dickson and Johnny Slate (cowbells), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Walt Cunningham (strings, keyboards and sound effects), Terry McMillan (harmonica), Matt Rollings (piano), Craig Fletcher, Clay Keith, Larry Keith, Lee Bogan, Billy Dean, Johnny Slate and John Dickson (background vocals). With the production of Johnny Slate and Bob Montgomery, the song was released on October 17, 1994, and on December 17, 1994, it reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for four consecutive weeks, from December 17, 1994, to January 7, 1995, and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, it reached # 9. It was the fourth number one in Joe Diffie’s career.



Album cover Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )
Album cover Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )

The song was included in Joe Diffie’s fourth studio album, Third Rock from the Sun (Epic 1994), the album was released on July 26, 1994, and on September 3 it reached number #6 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, remaining a total of 72 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, it reached #9. The album was certified platinum in the USA and Canada.

 





Joe Diffie – Pickup Man Lyrics

Well, I got my first truck when I was three
Drove a hundred thousand miles on my knees
Hauled marbles and rocks and thought twice before
I hauled a Barbie Doll bed for the girl next door
She tried to pay me with a kiss and I began to understand
There’s something women like about a pickup man

When I turned sixteen, I saved a few hundred bucks
My first car was a pickup truck
I was cruising the town and the first girl I seen
Was Bobbie Jo Gentry, the homecoming queen
She flagged me down and climbed up in the cab
And said, “I never knew you were a pickup man”

You can set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill
And I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe De Ville
I got an eight-foot bed that never has to be made
You know, if it weren’t for trucks we wouldn’t have tailgates
I met all my wives in traffic jams
There’s just something women like about a pickup man

Most Friday nights I can be found
In the bed of my truck on an old chaise lounge
Backed into my spot at the drive-in show
You know a cargo light gives off a romantic glow
I never have to wait in line at the popcorn stand
Cause there’s something women like about a pickup man



You can set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill
And I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe De Ville
I got an eight-foot bed that never has to be made
You know, if it weren’t for trucks we wouldn’t have tailgates
I met all my wives in traffic jams
There’s just something women like about a pickup man

A bucket of rust or a brand new machine
Once around the block and you’ll know what I mean

You can set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill
And I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe De Ville
I got an eight-foot bed that never has to be made
You know, if it weren’t for trucks we wouldn’t have tailgates
I met all my wives in traffic jams
There’s just something women like about a pickup man
Yeah, there’s something women like about a pickup man

Single Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )
Single Joe Diffie ( Epic 1994 )

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