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An East Texas country music DJ - a good one, a young one - admitted, off the air, recently that he'd never heard "(Up Against the Wall) Redneck Mother" and that he didn't know who Ray Wylie Hubbard is. That's the kind of moment that makes Hubbard laugh. It also helps him keep a healthy perspective about this fame thing as time passes. First recorded in 1973 by Jerry Jeff Walker, the then-young Hubbard's song became an anthem - deadly funny and socially conscious - for the original  ...
Though his birth certificate says Oklahoma, if anyone doubts that longtime Austin stalwart Ray Wylie Hubbard, now 56, considers himself a Texan to the core, the closing track of his new Philo release, "Growl" will settle the issue. The tune is called "Screw You, We're From Texas," and in his characteristically unabashed fashion Hubbard makes it clear that being from Lone Star Land is as much a state of mind, even if "sometimes it's kind of deranged."  ...

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