Cledus T. Judd will bring his country/parody style of music to Long County on Friday.
Judd, who has been called the "Weird Al Yankovic" of country music, will take a break from his 2009 "American Living Unstoppable" tour to put on a concert at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.
Judd first came on the scene in 1995 with his single, "Indian In-laws," which is a parody of Tim McGraw’s mega-hit "Indian Outlaw."
The Georgia native had modest success through 1999
with other songs, but finally cracked the top 100 Country Billboard chart with his hit "My Cellmate Thinks I’m Sexy," which is a parody of Kenny Chesney’s "She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy."
In 2004, Judd released his single "I Love NASCAR," which pokes fun at Toby Keith’s 2003 hit "I Love This Bar." It was Judd’s first release to make the top 50 list.
Judd’s fan base has grown exponentially and he’s had several albums do well on the top comedy album chart. His 2007 album "Boogity, Boogity" rose to No. 3 on the charts and 2004’s "Bipolar and Proud" made it to No. 2.
Judd, who was born in Crowe Springs, has opened for country music superstars like Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry and Brooks & Dunn.
Judd’s most recent endeavor is his 2009 album, "Polyrically Uncorrect," which includes the singles "Waitin’ on Obama" and "Garth Must Be Busy."
Friday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. and the gates open at 5. Tickets for are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. An all-you-can-eat buffet is also available, with preferred seating down front, for an additional $25.
For more information, call 545-2289.