An Acoustic Evening With Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie at the Bologna Performing Arts Center

By Amber Kincaid | February 5, 2020 | Press Release

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Veteran ‘90s chart-toppers Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie are set to play their hits, and maybe even a few covers, in an intimate, acoustic style performance live in concert Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University. Tickets start at $40.00 and are on sale at the BPAC Ticket Office, by phone 662-846-4626, or online

Mark Chesnutt is one of Country’s true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music’s most elite entertainers from George Jones to George Strait echo this sentiment. Mark Chesnutt’s stature is easily gauged; he has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records. If you ask Mark Chesnutt he’ll tell you, it’s the music that has kept him around this long. In a world that sometimes confuses style with substance, Mark Chesnutt possesses both. Remaining true to himself as a traditional country artist while still keeping up with the ever-changing country landscape.

With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe Diffie has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit.  Recently immortalized in the lyrics of Jason Aldean’s hit song “1994” and Chris Young’s “Raised on Country,” Diffie’s legacy is cemented in the annals of country music history. Joe Diffie is a Grammy and ACM award-winner. He is a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 20 years.

Tickets to see Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie are on sale at or at the BPAC Ticket Office at 662.846.4626.