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Album Review

Russell is probably better known for the songs he's written or his appearances on country music television programs than as an artist. But this record is fun. From the liner notes that parody his most famous composition ("Act Naturally") and his girth, to the title track which just invites you to sing along. Not a landmark record but fun to listen to.


Born: 23 January 1940 in Moorehead, MS

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Active as a performer and recording artist in the 1970s and 1980s, Johnny Russell was remembered for "Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer," perhaps country music's quintessential blue-collar anthem. He had several other moderate hits, but his greatest legacy was as a successful country songwriter whose compositions were recorded by artists ranging in time from Jim Reeves to George Strait. Russell was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta's Sunflower County. He heard the Grand Ole Opry...
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