Tim Wilson, comedian and author of the NASCAR song, dies at 52 and leaves a legacy of comedy in his wake.
Wilson reportedly died from a heart attack according to The Comics Comic. Both a country music artist and comedian, he became well-known for co-writing “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas,” as well as a variety of other comedic tunes. His biggest hit, “The NASCAR Song,” was the song that shot Wilson to stardom.
Tim Wilson was scheduled to headline The Comedy Club Stardome in Alabama this Friday and Saturday. The news of Wilson’s death broke on Thursday when Stardom wrote on their Facebook page:
“I am very sorry to report that my dear friend Tim Wilson passed away this evening. I like the entire comedy community am shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Tim was old school, he was on our second show. I just can’t tell you how much he will be missed. Tim was one of the first comics to play my club. He worked the second week we were open Oct. 1983.”
While known for his comedy, Wilson also saw success within the country music industry. In 1993, his hit “Garth Brooks Ruined My Life,” took off as well as his 2000 song “The Ballad of John Rocker.”
Tim Wilson is lived on by his wife and two children. The family has not spoken publicly about Wilson’s death and ask the press to please respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of the husband and father.
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