The Prime Minister of Humor
The Rev. Grady Nutt joined the cast of Hee Haw in 1979. His time on the show was cut tragically short by a plane crash in November, 1982. On the show, much of Rev. Nutt's work was just the kind of humor Hee Haw fans appreciated - clean enough to come out of a preacher's mouth! Off the show, he was a well-rounded writer and speaker.
A native of Amarillo, Texas, he graduated from Baylor University in Waco, TX and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Because he was such a humanities advocate, the University of Louisville offers the $40,000 Grady Nutt Prize for Most Creative Humanities Project at their university.
Here are some links about Grady Nutt (thanks Randall Hamm of WFLQ-FM in Indiana for sharing these):
The Cutting Edge
The University of Texas
A great site with lots of MP3 audio of Rev. Nutt! "That second T might not mean much to you but it's everything to me!!!"
The University of Louisville's Grady Nutt Award
If you have information about Grady Nutt, please e-mail me to share it!
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