Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Redneck Mother": A Country Americana Anthem From 1978

Ray Wylie Hubbard, an American singer-songwriter who should be more widely know, delivers a rollicking anthem with his 1978 hit "Redneck Mother." Hubbard, born in the heartland of Soper, Oklahoma, infuses his music with the spirit of the American South, capturing the essence of a culture steeped in tradition.

With lyrics that cut straight to the bone, "Redneck Mother" paints a vivid portrait of a man born in Oklahoma, defined by his roots, and unapologetically proud of his heritage. "His wife's name is Betty Jo Thelma Liz, He's not responsible for what he's doin', His mother made him what he is," Hubbard sings with a wry grin, encapsulating the irreverent charm of the American redneck archetype.

The chorus, with its infectious refrain, "And it's up against the wall, redneck mother, Mother who has raised her son so well, He's thirty-four and drinkin' in them honky tonks, Just kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell," serves as a rallying cry for those who embrace their rough-and-tumble roots with pride.

Hubbard's clever wordplay and keen observations infuse the song with a sense of humor. Lines like "Well you know, he sure likes to drink that Lone Star beer, And he chases it down with Wild Turkey bourbon liquor," evoke images of honky-tonk bars and dusty pickup trucks, transporting listeners to a bygone era of American folklore.

Hubbard's tongue-in-cheek tribute to Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and the simple pleasures of country living is both an homage to tradition and a subversion of stereotypes. 

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