Cledus T. Judd waits on Obama
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
– Cledus T. Judd re-signed with Koch Records and will release a new single this month, Waitin' On Obama
after a three-year hiatus. The song is a parody of Brad Paisley's hit single, Waitin' On A Woman,
and a video was shot Monday at the Factory in Franklin, Tenn. The single is available on iTunes and the video will be released on inauguration day, Jan. 20.
"I've had a great time during my radio detour and will continue to make strides in the broadcasting world, but returning to originally what brought me to town is key," said Judd. "It's time for America to start laughing again, and I hope they can begin laughing with me."
"When Cledus called me a told me the idea about Waitin' On Obama, I knew we had to get in and cut it," said Chuck Rhodes, Director of Koch's Country Division. "We went from words on a page to finished product out the door in about two weeks. It's great to be back in business with one of the funniest guys in country music today."
Judd is looking to release is next CD, "Polyrically Incorrect" in April.
Judd began his career by parodying popular country songs and he has released more than 20 music videos, 9 studio albums and 2 EPs. Judd's television work includes a stint as the co-host of CMT Most Wanted Live from 2002 to 2004 and as a special correspondent on the 2005 season of Nashville Star. He was one of the featured contestants on Season Five of VH1's reality show Celebrity Fit Club. Judd has signed a new publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music and Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney's publishing company as a songwriter. Judd was co-writer on a bonus track The Way from the Rascal Flatts CD "Still Feels Good."
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