Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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August 6, 2009

Comedian Tim Wilson to perform at Plaza Saturday

GLASGOW — Funny man Tim Wilson will grace the stage of the Plaza Theatre this weekend in a benefit concert for cystic fibrosis.

Wilson is not only known for his comedy but also his music. He has been a recording artist with Capitol Records since 1998 and has sold over 500,000 country comedy CDs. He also appeared on numerous television programs including NBCs “The Tonight Show,” TNN’s “Ralph Emery Show,” and appeared as a guest on ABC’s “Grace Under Fire.” He has also performed on several syndicated radio programs. He has been a regular guest on the “Bob and Tom Show” for the past 15 years and a regular on the “Rick and Bubba” show for the past 14 years.

Wilson has also served as the opening act for country greats such as Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Van Shelton and Reba McEntire. He’s also worked with rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.

In the early 1990s Wilson aspired to be a songwriter.

“I was writing syrupy girl songs in those days,” he said. “I got out of college when I was 21 or whatever and moved to Atlanta. I was working in a mall just feeding myself. That’s when comedy clubs first started. I passed one and I thought I could do that because I’d done a lot of emceeing talent shows. I thought I could do it and so I went in there and I’ve had a job ever since. Everywhere I’ve ever been, everything I’ve ever done has had something to do with comedy. Instead of being James Taylor I ended up being Jerry Reed.”

Country singer/songwriter Jerry Reed is one of Wilson’s idols.

“He was the most talented man I ever met. He could act. He could play the guitar. He could play songs,” Wilson said.

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