Well, ial be! OTRCAT has a Hillbilly collection. I reckon that we got to get yer to learnin' bout der origins of Hillbillies. Welcum y'all!
The origin of the term Hillbilly is unclear, but the term usually refers to poor, rural, people from the Appalachians or the Ozarks. Although, the term is derogatory it is usually good-humored in nature.
During the 1930s scores of Hillbillies move out of their respective hills to urban areas in search of industrial jobs. Newspaper comics, skits, and stories about Hillbillies gain in popularity during this time. Music then known as Hillbilly music (now called country music) also made a huge impact on music with stars like Hank Williams, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Roy Acuff, and more.
This collection includes a root-tooting good time on such shows as Kraft Music Hall, The Jack Benny Program, Martin and Lewis Show, and even an episode of Johnny Dollar in the backhills of Missouri. Let's get roundtuit and have a swell time at it!
For more western comedy, see also: Western Spoofs.