Ray Wylie Hubbard's Redneck Mother story
The year was 1973, Lukenbach, Texas, cosmic cowboys, and the works
When he strolled into Al's Tokio Store, Ray Wylie Hubbard stepped back into time 40 years to recall the actual "combat conditions" that led to his hit song and a career that has led to some strange innings and triumphant returns. He eighty-sixed the camera following the interview because, he said, he was fixin' to play a dozen new ones and his record company says it's a no-no. Here's Mr. Hubbard doing the old standby, complete with the second verse he dictated to Jerry Jeff Walker over the phone at the recording studio in Lukenbach, Texas, that well-known spot on the map.