Diffie, Rogers Return With New Albums

One of the most successful country artists of the ’90s, Joe Diffie, released a new studio album, Tougher Than Nails, on Tuesday (June 1). The title track has already cracked the Top 20, and the album is his first for the independent Broken Bow Records. In addition, Kenny Rogers also released a career compilation, 42 Ultimate Hits, on Tuesday. The two-disc set features “The Gambler,” “Islands in the Stream,” “The Greatest” and “My World Is Over,” a duet with new artist Whitney Duncan.