Comedian & Author Of The NASCAR Song, Tim Wilson Dies

Feb 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm |
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Columbus-born comedian Tim Wilson died Wednesday night (Feb. 26) at the age of 52 of an apparent heart attack in Nashville, according to several sources.

The comedian had just given his last performance in downtown Bay City 4 days earlier.

Born Timothy Collins Wilson in Columbus, Georgia in 1961, Wilson was a stand-up comic and country music artist who was a self-described libertarian, and sometimes includes his political standpoints in his comedy routines.

Wilson co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy’s hit The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas and is well known for his humorous spin on country songs such as Garth Brooks Ruined My Life and First Baptist Bar & Grill.

One of his most famous comedy songs was The NASCAR Song (listen above), which was about a kid who was born in the Talladega grandstands and named “Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvan Gordon Earnhardt Smith … Johnson, Jr.”

Wilson is survived by his wife and two children.

Here are a few more of his great interviews and performances:

Columbus-born comedian Tim Wilson died Wednesday night (Feb. 26) at the age of 52 of a heart attack, just days after giving his final performance.