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Bio

Born on September 6, 1958 in Atlanta, GA, Jeff Foxworthy, not surprisingly, was quite the class clown as a child. He spent much of his spare time listening to records by well-known comics, especially those whose material was wholesome. In high school, he played football then attended Georgia Tech.  After graduation, he followed the career path of his father, working at IBM. But instead of being known for his tech talk, he was a big hit as “the funny guy around the water cooler.”

On a dare, he performed a few minutes of stand-up comedy in an Atlanta club. Encouraged, he developed an act centering on stories and jokes about family life. With the support of his wife, Pamela, he left his corporate job and hit the road as a professional comedian.

He was funny and well-received, but it was at a gig in Detroit where he discovered his true comedic voice and the hook for the act that would make him famous. The club was next door to a bowling alley that offered valet parking. Struck by the irony, he went back to the hotel and immediately compiled a list starting with the phrase: “You might be a redneck if…” and his act took off.

Soon he was opening for country music stars, such as Emmylou Harris and Garth Brooks, and then going into the studio himself. His first recording, You Might Be a Redneck If… went double platinum. In 1995, a TV situation comedy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, based on his stand-up act premiered, and he became a household name.

He is a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and bestselling author of more than twenty-six books. He’s hosted or starred in five TV series and was also a part of one of the most successful comedy tours of all time, “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour.”

In spite of his fame and popularity, Jeff remains just a regular guy, an outdoor enthusiast, a family man who loves to spend as much time as possible on his Georgia farm. He and his wife have two daughters, Jordan and Juliane.