The Father of Bluegrass just barely made it into the Top 40...
31. Tammy Wynette
32. Roseanne Cash
33. Kris Kristofferson
34. Jerry Jeff Walker
35. Randy Travis
36. John Hartford
37. The Flatlanders
38. Ray Charles
39. Jason & The Scorchers
40. Bill Monroe
If you couldn’t tell by the last two featured songs, I’m in a Texas mood this week.
Today’s featured Texan is the one and only Jerry Jeff Walker (from New York). One of the reasons I picked Jerry Jeff for today is because fellow Texan Ray Wylie Hubbard (from Oklahoma) did not make the Top 60. Here’s Walker performing the Hubbard-penned indictment of all those mothers who raised their sons so well:
Jerry Jeff Walker – Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother (buy album)
This song is available on Jerry Jeff’s must-own live album Viva Terlingua.
M is for the Mudflaps you give me for my pickup truck
O is for the Oil I put on my hair
T is for T-bird
H is for Haggard
E is for Eggs, and
R is for REDNECK!