Timothy Collins "Tim" Wilson (born August 5, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian and country music artist. His act combines stand-up comedy and original songs. He has released more than a dozen comedy albums, including several for Capitol Records Nashville, and has made frequent appearances on the John Boy and Billy, Big D and Bubba and Bob and Tom Show. Wilson has also appeared on numerous television programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and American Revolution Country Comedy on CMT. In 2011, Wilson appeared on CMT's Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops along with White, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Vic Henley, Alex Reymundo and Robert Hawkins. In 2012, Wilson appears on the Showtime Comedy Special, Billy Gardell's: Road Dogs with Billy Gardell hosting along with comedians Ben Creed and Kenny Rogerson. Wilson also produced the show's musical theme, "Back Home To You" by guitarist Scotty Bratcher.
Life and career
Wilson was born in Columbus, Georgia. His parents were school teachers. He is a self-described libertarian, and sometimes includes his political standpoints in his comedy routines. He is also the co-writer of comedian Jeff Foxworthy's 1996 single "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas", as well as several parodies for the 1980s comedy duo Pinkard & Bowden. Wilson and his frequent co-writer, Danny Simpson, were also credited as a co-writer on Toby Keith's 2007 single "High Maintenance Woman" although Keith wrote the song by himself.
Wilson began his recording career in Atlanta, Georgia on the Southern Tracks label with music publisher Bill Lowery. Members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section played on many of Wilson's early recordings, with ARS keyboardist Dean Daughtry producing. Wilson later recorded extensively in Muscle Shoals, AL with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Wilson co-produced "Allnight Allstars" with Muscle Shoals engineer Steve Melton. The project appeared on Capitol Nashville and includes such rock luminaries as Levon Helm, Greg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Bobby Whitlock, and members of both the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
In 2009, Wilson and Roger Keiss wrote a detective book entitled "Happy New Year — ted", about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Wilson attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina as an English major. Wilson is married and has two children.