Slacker Logo

Jerry Clower

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

One of the most popular country comedians of all time, Jerry Clower's down-home, folksy southern humor might never have become a mainstream phenomenon, but it's resulted in a lengthy career and an enormous catalog of recordings. A country boy born in the rural Mississippi town of Liberty in 1926, Clower was an excellent football player and an active member of the 4-H club as a youth. He served in the Navy after graduating from high school, and went on to study agriculture at Southwest Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi State University (the latter on a football scholarship). After completing his studies, he took a job as a fertilizer salesman. In 1970, Clower had a speaking engagement before a farm group in Lubbock, TX, and a local DJ who was present encouraged him to take up comedy as a profession. The DJ recorded Clower's next speech and sent it to MCA, who offered Clower a recording contract. Clower's first comedy album, Jerry Clower From Yazoo City (Mississippi Talkin'), was released in 1971. It wasn't distributed nationally at first, but it became a word-of-mouth hit, and eventually climbed into the Top 20 of the country album chart. A string of hit albums followed, most notably Clower Power (1973, a Top Ten hit), Country Ham (1974), Live in Picayune (1975, also a Top Ten seller), and The Ambassador of Goodwill (1976). His single most famous routine was "Coon Huntin' Story," but he was also known for his tales about the colorful characters in the fictional Ledbetter family. His last album to chart in the Top 50 was 1981's More Good 'Uns, but he remained a popular presence on the country comedy circuit, and he continued to record new material at a steady pace. He appeared often on country-themed television shows, especially on the then-Nashville Network, and hosted his own syndicated show for a time, not to mention his own national radio show. He also wrote three books -- Ain't God Good, Let the Hammer Down, and Life Everlaughter -- and the first lent its title to a documentary film of the same name about his life. MCA has kept a boatload of Clower albums on the market, and he continued to record and perform up until his passing in 1998. ~ Steve Huey
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Jerry Clower

false

    16 songs

    On Air

    Country Ham

    17 songs

    On Air

    More Good 'uns

    20 songs

    On Air

    Clower Power

    12 songs

    On Air

    The Ledbetter Olympics

    10 songs

    On Air

    Great Moments with Jerry Clower

    10 songs

    On Air

    Legendary Clower

    10 songs

    On Air

    More Clower Power

    16 songs

    On Air

    Jerry Clower's Greatest Hits

    17 songs

    On Air

    Best of Jerry Clower

    19 songs

    On Air

    Peaches & Possums

    19 songs

    On Air

    Live at Dollywood

    24 songs

    On Air

    Jerry Joins the Navy

    18 songs

    On Air

    The Mouth of the Mighty Mississip'

    14 songs

    On Air

    Mouth of Mississippi

    18 songs

    On Air

    An Officer and a Ledbetter

    16 songs

    On Air

    Starke Raving!

    20 songs

    On Air

    The Ambassador of Goodwill

    18 songs

    On Air

    Spend an Hour with Clower

    8 songs

    On Air

    The One & Only

    46 songs

    On Air

    Classic Clower Power

    18 songs

    On Air

    Fish 'n Frogs, Hawgs & Dawgs

    14 songs

    On Air

    Dogs I Have Known

    22 songs

    On Air

    Live in Picayune

    22 songs

    On Air

    Sidewinder

See All Albums

Artists Related to
Jerry Clower

On Air

Jeff Foxworthy

On Air

Larry The Cable Guy

On Air

Roy D. Mercer

On Air

Rodney Carrington

On Air

Jeff Dunham

On Air

Ron White

On Air

Bill Engvall

On Air

Cledus T. Judd

On Air

Jerry Seinfeld

On Air

Justin Wilson

On Air

Henry Cho

On Air

Slidawg & the Redneck Ramblers

On Air

Kathy Griffin

On Air

Gladys Hardy

On Air

Roger Miller

On Air

Tim Wilson

On Air

Jim Gaffigan

On Air

T Bubba Bechtol

On Air

Russell Peters

On Air

Arj Barker

On Air

George Lopez

On Air

Kyle Cease

On Air

Blue Collar Comedy Tour

On Air

Eugene Mirman

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |