Cledus T. Judd - Correspondant
If Cledus T. Judd had his way, the famous funny man’s choice to be the most popular song off his new album, Bipolar and Proud, would be the only serious song on the album, the sensitive and autobiographical “Funny Man.” Out of character? Maybe. But as the title of this latest album, his first on Koch Records Nashville,suggests, there may be a few twists to the Judd plot. If it gets airtime, “Funny Man,” could easily be the 2004 version of “Everything Is Beautiful,” the 1970 mega-smash from the otherwise comedic Ray Stevens.
Judd claims that Bipolar and Proud is his seventh album, although he’s not really positive. But what he does know for sure is that his first experience with Koch Records Nashville is genuinely a lot of fun. The folks at Koch Nashville have good reason to be happy - Judd has sold millions of albums and it looks like Bipolar and Proud may very well be his biggest yet. The CD opens with its first single, a hilarious spoof of Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar,” called “I Love NASCAR." Keith even makes a cameo appearance on the song, adding a superstar jolt to the tune. “I Love Nascar,” already spinning on CMT and GAC, should easily add to Judd’s solid video success. Last year he won the Flameworthy Award in the Best Concept category for "Great Day To Be A Guy." Probably the most memorable of the recent crop of chart-toppers is “Redneck Woman,” the hillbilly you-go-girl anthem from new country sensation Gretchen Wilson. If you’ve ever seen Judd on television interviews, you know that he likes to joke around about his own love life. Any guy who can write a song called, “I’m Going Ugly Tonight,” will most likely be on the humble side.
After being the ringmaster/emcee for The Neon Circus & Wild West Show, Brooks and Dunn’s top selling tour for the last two years, Cledus will be on the road this summer performing his latest songs in a more scaled back schedule.
Judd and his longtime writing partner, Chris P. Crème, have once again returned with some brilliantly funny stuff that include parodies like, “Bake Me a Country Ham” (“Paint Me a Birmingham), “Hell No” (“Hell Yeah”), "Martie, Natalie and Emily,” which is a response to last year’s Dixie Chickscontroversy , and originals such as “One Jack Off” that Judd says is the funniest song he’s ever written. "Paycheck Woman" is the next single and video from the Bipolar and Proud CD.
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