Jeff Foxworthy Welcomes First Grandchild

attends the premiere of 'The Smurfs' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, July 24, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Jeff Foxworthy's a grandfather for the first time.

Foxworthy posted a photo of himself with his grandchild on Instagram before sharing the news with his Facebook audience.

"With the birth of my first grandchild, everybody else on the planet dropped one spot in my rankings this week," Foxworthy wrote on social media.

The Blast reports that Foxworthy's new "fishing buddy" is a grandson. He's the first child of Foxworthy's 27-year-old daughter Jules and her husband, Brendan Corley.

It's the first time another male's been born into Foxworthy's immediate family. He and his wife since 1985, the former Pamela Gregg, have two daughters, Jordan and Juliane (Jules).

Country star Mark Wills and fellow comedian and game show host Howie Mandel congratulated Foxworthy on Twitter, with "Harper Valley PTA" singer Jeannie C. Riley chiming in on Facebook.

"Now you're living the 'Redneck's Dream' for sure, Jeff!! Congratulations, Grandpa!!," Riley wrote. "Your new fishing buddy is the cutest little doll!! God blessed you mighty big this time!! One thing your little Grandson can look forward to ( besides fishing  ) is laughing for the rest of his life...because his Grandpa is absolutely the funniest redneck on the planet!! Come to think of it, he might just turn out to be a redneck, too!! I love you so much, and your sweet little gift from God, also!! I'm so happy for you and your family!!"

Jeff Foxworthy's Rise to Redneck Fame

Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born Sept. 6, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia) graduated from Hapeville High School and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Pre-fame Foxworthy worked in mainframe computer maintenance for his father Jimmy Abstance Foxworthy's longtime employer, IBM.

At the urging of IBM co-workers, Foxworthy entered and won the Great Southeastern Laugh-off at Atlanta's Punchline comedy club in 1984.

In 1993, Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck if..." jokes made him a household name. The craze led to a string of comedy albums that found Foxworthy collaborating with everyone from the Atlanta Braves' dominant pitching staff to country stars like Little Texas and even the Beach Boys.

His comedy recording artist discography includes Grammy award nominees Games Rednecks Play (1995), Totally Committed (1998) and Big Funny (2000).

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He transitioned around this time from stand-up comedian to television personality, scoring his own sitcom, The Jeff Foxworthy Show (ABC and NBC) before hosting Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and the Game Show Network's The American Bible Challenge. Other Foxworthy-related TV shows and film projects include Shark Tank and The Smurfs movies.

He's also a children's book author (Dirt on My Shirt), a radio personality and a part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which introduced the masses to the stand-up comedy careers of Ron White, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.

For more about Foxworthy, check out his 1996 autobiography No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!


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