Blue Collar TV
You Might Be A Redneck
Jeff Foxworthy was born Sept. 6, 1958, in
Atlanta, and grew up there. He was working for IBM when he tried standup on a dare.
Before long, he'd quit his job to pursue comedy full-time. His material concentrated
mainly on family situations, but it was his affectionate jabs at Southern rednecks
(or the "gloriously unsophisticated") that catapulted him to stardom. Originally
released on Laughing Hyena in 1993, You Might Be a Redneck If... became a word-of-mouth
hit, and Warner Bros. bought his contract in 1994. With their added promotional muscle,
You Might Be a Redneck If... climbed to No. 3 on the country album charts in 1995, and
eventually sold more than four million copies, making it the biggest-selling comedy
album of all time. His follow-up album, Games Rednecks Play, appeared later in 1995,
reached No. 2 on the country charts and crossed over to the pop Top 10, selling more
than two million copies.