Personnel includes: Jeff Foxworthy, Alan Jackson, The Beach Boys, Little Texas, Los Straitjackets.
Producers: Doug Grau, J.P. Williams, Scott Rouse, James Houlihan, Jr.
Compilation producers: J.R. Henegar, Brad Howell.
Photographer: Tom Smugala.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Alan Jackson; Little Texas; Los Straitjackets; The Beach Boys.
Arrangers: Doug Grau; Scott Rouse.
Jeff Foxworthy isn't just a comedian, he's a phenomenon. In the '90s, this Nashville comic came to unprecedented fame with his satire of Southern life, particularly of the folks he constantly (if lovingly) refers to as "rednecks." His "you might be a redneck if..." shtick lampoons the most outrageous aspects of trailer-park life as well as the everyday occurrences. GREATEST BITS gathers its tracks from Foxworthy's previous four albums, providing an excellent introduction to his work.
Foxworthy is careful to identify with the targets of his humor. Anytime he refers to his beloved rednecks, he's always careful to say "we" instead of "they." It's this identification (along with his natural comic talents) that helped him to connect in such a big way with the masses who made him a multi-platinum-selling artist (a feat virtually unheard of in comedy recordings). Like many '90s comedians, Foxworthy integrates music into his work; the album leads off with the hick-affirming "It's OK That I'm This Way," which features excerpts from his routines over Southern-rock backing. Country star Alan Jackson even pops up on "Redneck Games."