Listen: Toby Keith Singing Joe Diffie’s “Ships That Don’t Come In” is Gut-Wrenching

Toby Keith
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HARDY’s HIXTAPE VOL. 3: DIFFTAPE dropped today. Hearing the late Toby Keith sing on the song “Ships That Don’t Come In” is almost heartbreaking.

Before today, we knew the songs that would be on the project. We knew the artists that were collaborators for the project. However, we didn’t know until today what artists would be singing what songs. Now we do.

Toby, the late Joe Diffie and Luke Combs are featured on one of Joe’s songs that has always tugged on heart strings. That is most likely because we have all been there in one way or another. However, the loss of Toby Keith is still fresh for country music fans. That may be why this version seems to have a bit of a gut punch.

Below is the complete HIXTAPE VOL. 3: DIFFTAPE track listing with artists for each track…

  1. John Deere Green (Joe Diffie, Morgan Wallen & HARDY)
  2. Pickup Man (Joe Diffie, Post Malone)
  3. Ships That Don’t Come In (Joe Diffie, Toby Keith & Luke Combs)
  4. Third Rock From The Sun (Joe Diffie, Blake Shelton, HARDY & Brooks & Dunn)
  5. Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) (Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, Lainey Wilson & The Difftones)
  6. Bigger Than The Beatles (Joe Diffie, Jon Pardi & Old Dominion)
  7. Honky Tonk Attitude (Joe Diffie, Luke Bryan & Randy Houser)
  8. Is It Cold In Here (Joe Diffie, Reba McEntire & Jake Worthington)
  9. Texas Size Heartache (Joe Diffie, Clint Black & Larry Fleet)
  10. Home (Joe Diffie, Darius Rucker & Hailey Whitters)
  11. C-O-U-N-T-R-Y (Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin & ERNEST)
  12. So Help Me Girl (Joe Diffie, Mark Wills & Nate Smith)
  13. New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame) (Joe Diffie, Randall King & Sammy Kershaw)
  14. If The Devil Danced In Empty Pockets (Joe Diffie, Jack Ingram & Koe Wetzel)
  15. A Night To Remember (Joe Diffie, Lauren Watkins & Kameron Marlowe)
  16. In Another World (Joe Diffie, Chris Young)
  17. Life Had Plans For Me (Joe Diffie, HARDY & Parker Diffie)

You can listen to all the track at the HIXTAPE YouTube Channel here.

By: Buck Stevens

Buck Stevens