Viral 'Liberal Redneck' comedian has book deal

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — A "New South Bill of Wrongs"? A "Ten Commandments of the South" that decrees thou shalt not make lousy music and call it country"?

They can only be in a book called "The Liberal Redneck Manifesto," based on the viral videos featuring Tennessee native Trae Crowder, whose rants on everything from religion to Donald Trump's candidacy have been seen by millions.

Atria Books told The Associated Press on Friday that the "The Liberal Redneck Manifesto" will come out Oct. 4, with Crowder joined by fellow satirists Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan. The three friends are currently on an 18-city tour. In a statement issued through the publisher, the three authors called their book "part carny sideshow," part tribute to the South and part wake-up call for the whole country.