Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most successful comedians of his generation. He has won numerous awards for his comedy albums and television shows. Jeff is most famous for his You Might Be A Redneck If'¦ album, but he has also made a living doing local stand-up comedy, starring on television sitcoms, and selling out tickets on his comedy tours.
Jeff Foxworthy was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1958 and never dreamed of doing comedy as a child. Like his father before him, Jeff worked for IBM in Georgia. On a dare from some friends, he did a few stand-up comedy shows. A few months later he quit his $30,000 a year job to go on the road doing comedy.
As he was from the South, Foxworthy loved making fun of Southern redneck behavior, also known as a glorious absence of sophistication. However, it was a while before his humor really caught on. For the first six years, Jeff worked 48 weeks every year touring the local comedy circuits. He opened for acts like Garth Brooks, Jay Leno, The Judds, Eddie Rabbit, and Wynton Marsalis. All of his hard work finally began to pay off, and in 1990, Jeff Foxworthy won the American Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Comic.
In 1993, Jeff's first album, You Might Be a Redneck If'¦, was released. It went triple platinum and was number three on the country records charts. It became the highest selling comedy record of all time. His second album, Games Rednecks Play, was even more successful than his debut album, reaching number two on the country album charts. It also received a Grammy nomination in 1996 for Best Comedy Album. His next album, Totally Committed, was also nominated for a Grammy as well as receiving a gold status for sales. Jeff's fourth album, Big Funny, also received a Grammy nomination. In 2004, he released his next album, Have Your Loved Ones Spayed or Neutered. Along with his comedy albums, Foxworthy released a satirical music album in 1994 called Crank It Up: The Music Album.
Despite his busy recording schedule, Jeff Foxworthy has several television and film credits to his name. He starred in The Jeff Foxworthy Show, which ran for two seasons on ABC and NBC. Jeff has also starred in one HBO special and two Showtime specials. The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a tour he co-starred in along with Bill Engel, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy, was made into a concert film and a television show on Comedy Central.
Jeff's tours are highly successful. He has sold out tickets in major theaters, and his Blue Collar Comedy Tour is one of the most successful comedy tours to date. His albums have sold over thirteen million copies making him the most popular comedian in history. Not only is he loved by audiences, but Jeff Foxworthy is critically acclaimed as well. He has been nominated for four Grammy awards, named TNN's Comedian of the Year for three years in a row, and earned CMA's 2001 Broadcast Personality of the Year.