April 1999, The Jeff Foxworthy Countdown, a weekly syndicated three-hour radio
show, debuted featuring Jeff bringing fans the current Top 20 hits as well as
interviews with country stars. The show is carried in over two hundred markets
across the United States. Jeff received a CMA nomination in 2001 for Broadcast
Personality of the Year.
of 2003 will mark the release of "The Blue Collar Comedy Tour"
feature film, which is based on the highly successful tour. Jeff co-headlines
the tour with Bill Engvall and features special guests Ron White and Larry the
Cable Guy. To date, the tour has grossed more than 12 million dollars. A live
album was also released in November of 2000.
date, Jeff's comedy recordings have tallied sales of over thirteen million
units making him the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history. Jeff's
last album "Big Funny" on DreamWorks Records received a 2000 Grammy
nomination, the fourth honor Foxworthy has received for his recording efforts.
The CD features the hit single "Blue Collar Dollar" with Marty Stuart
and comedian Bill Engvall. "Totally Committed," which was released in
May, 1998 has reached gold status and also received a 1999 Grammy Award
first CD, "You Might Be A Redneck If..." (Warner Bros./1994) has been
registered triple platinum status (three million units), the only time a comedy
CD has surpassed this mark. It has also become the largest selling comedy
recording of all time. The tremendous reaction to this CD resulted in both a
music video and a single entitled "Redneck Stomp." His July 1995
release, "Games Rednecks Play," was certified platinum a mere five
weeks later. "Games Rednecks Play", which is now triple platinum,
went on to receive a 1996 Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
It Up: The Music Album", was released in the fall of 1996 and contains the
hit single and video "Party All Night" featuring Little Texas. The
single "Games Rednecks Play" with country star Alan Jackson also
appears on the album and was nominated for a 1997 Grammy for Best Vocal
Collaboration. The single was Jeff's salute to his hometown of Atlanta, the
host city of 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
regular on such shows as "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show
with David Letterman," Jeff also has an HBO special and two Showtime
specials to his credit. With critical acclaim and rave reviews from the first
special, Jeff landed his second Showtime special, which earned a Cable ACE
Award nomination. Jeff has also been bestowed with a People's Choice Award as
"Favorite Male Newcomer" for The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He also won
TNN's "Comedian of the Year" three years in a row.
is also the author of eleven best selling books, his latest book is The Final
Helping of You Might Be a Redneck If… His first four books explore the
phenomenon of the redneck: "You Might Be A Redneck If..." (now in its
30th printing), "Red Ain't Dead," "Hick Is Chic: A Guide To
Etiquette For The (Grossly) Unsophisticated" and "Check Your
Neck." Jeff's fifth book "You're Not A Kid Anymore..." was a
departure from his previous books as it poignantly and comically looks at the
tell-tales signs of getting older. His 1995 book "Games Rednecks
Play" offered a humorous preview of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, since
Atlanta was the site of the Olympics. 1995 brought "Redneck
Classics," a best-of compilation of his earlier writing efforts.
1996 book from Longstreet Press was entitled "Those People," which is
filled with humorous drawings from Jeff's observations of his fellow man from
many years of being out on the comedy club circuit.
other 1996 publishing effort, "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!" spent
over two months on The New York Times Bestsellers List and has sold more than
600,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This book was more autobiographical
than his previous works, tracing his formative years while growing up in
Atlanta and amusing, albeit bewildering stories, from the Foxworthy household,
and as Jeff says, "it's a book for the library instead of the back of the
Foxworthy Down Home Cookbook" was published by Longstreet Press in
November of 1998 and includes recipes from Jeff and his father, Big Jim. To
date, Jeff has sold over 5 million copies of his various books and over 1.5
million copies of his annual calendars.
Jeff also has a line of twenty-eight greeting cards through American Greetings,
which came out in June of 2001. In the first 19 days the cards sold more than
133,500 pieces. The cards can be found in all Wal-Mart stores.
hard to believe that 14 years ago, Jeff was about to quit his $30,000-a-year
job to work the comedy club circuit so he could make a whopping $20 a night in
smoky comedy clubs. In no time at all, Jeff began winning several national and
regional comedy contests, developing a loyal fan base. Those first six or seven
years, Jeff paid his dues by working 48 weeks a year on the road. The end
result of his hard work had Foxworthy capturing the award for "Best
Stand-Up Comic" at the 1990 American Comedy.