- My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.
Stupid Fuck Of The Day
...goes to self-proclaimed "Redneck", Jeff Foxworthy, who at last night's Country Music Television Awards Show took the opportunity to slam The Dixie Chicks.
The Chicks were nominated in two categories and when commenting on their losses, Foxworthy said, "I understand the songs on that album are great, but I listen to country radio so I haven't heard them yet."
Fair enough, but what most media outlets have neglected to do is include Foxworthy's entire quote which was met with a comination of cheers and jeers, with the cheers, one must assume, coming from like-minded "rednecks".
From UGO ActressArchives:
The most controversial figures in country in the last few years and winners of a handful of Grammys, The Dixie Chicks were finalists for Video of the Year and Group Video of the Year, but they didn't win an award and were the brunt of jokes by host Jeff Foxworthy, who cracked, "I understand the songs on that album are great, but I listen to country radio so I haven't heard them yet." Foxworthy also cracked on the title of The Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice," joking that he wasn't ready to care, which was greeted by a combination of applause and boos. The country music scene still isn't sure how to feel about The Dixie Chicks.
The actual quote, which I heard this morning on the Howard Stern Show, is almost impossible to find. If you hear it, you can hear the derision Foxworthy feels for his "fellow" Country Stars, although Foxworthy couldn't be Found-worthy to carry their guitar cases. I guess the "main stream media" doesn't want to show real "rednecks" for the taste-less, class-less, clue-less losers they really are.
So from all of us who love Country music and Freedom Of Speech, to all you "real rednecks", go fuck yourselves. We don't need you.
And now, The Dixie Chicks!
You Go Chicks!!!
PS: Scroff you were right!
Thanks to Crazy Dave:
The Youtube vid isn't great, but there's also an entertaining vid of Ray Wylie explaining the song's genesis.