Cledus T. Judd burst on the scene in the late ’90s with a series of perfectly crafted parodies of the biggest names in country music.
He’s toured with the biggest acts from Brooks and Dunn to Rascal Flatts, to Toby Keith. He’s had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and many others. He has scored numerous accolades and music video hits and translated his comedy successfully to radio and TV where he starred on CMT’s Most Wanted Live as a cohost for 2 years, USA’s Nashville Star where he co-hosted with Leann Rimes. He also appeared in Toby Keith’s movie, Beer For My Horses, and also starred on VH1’s hit reality show, Celebrity Fit Club where he was a TV favorite.
In the process he has sold over two million records, a huge number for a comedy man, and probably only beaten in musical parody sales by Judd’s personal comedy hero Weird Al Yankovic.
“When Cledus does a parody of one of your songs you are legitimate, you know you are successful. I’m glad to call him a friend.” – Trace Adkins
“When you’re playing the part of a fool as Cledus does it’s a lot of hard work. You should see how hard that man works at being a fool! He may play the part of a fool on TV, but I can promise you he’s not a fool” – Toby Keith
“Cledus said he was gonna be a singer and he did it. He’s what the American dreams are made of.” – Billy Ray Cyrus