Personalities | Ray Wylie Hubbard | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1946)

Hubbard made his reputation early on by writing the rousing, tongue-in-cheek sing-along, ‘Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother’, which Jerry Jeff Walker turned into his theme song. Alcohol and record-company problems prevented Hubbard from building on that success until the 1990s when he sobered up and emerged as one of the finest singer-songwriters in Texas, a wry, blues-drenched craftsman like his role model Townes Van Zandt.

Styles & Forms | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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