Hank Thompson recorded Diffie's "Love on the Rocks", and Randy Travis put one of Diffie's songs on hold but ultimately did not record it.
Country music singles dating
Brian Mansfield gave the album a positive review in Allmusic, saying that it "has all the clichés of country music, and all the good stuff too." The first three singles from the album all reached the Top Ten on the country singles charts: the title track (which Diffie co-wrote) and the Dennis Linde composition "John Deere Green" both peaked at number five, with the number three "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)" in between.
"John Deere Green" also accounted for Diffie's first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 69.
The song also reached number one on the country music charts published by Radio & Records and Gavin Report, making him the first country music artist to have a number one debut single on all three charts, Both of these songs made the country Top 20, respectively reaching sixteen and fifteen, and the duet was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 35th Grammy Awards in 1993.
Also included on the album was the ballad "Goodnight Sweetheart", later a Top 10 country hit in 1996 for David Kersh.
By mid-1989, he quit working at the company in order to record demos full-time.