Updated: 06/07/2017 11:51 AM | First Published: 02/19/2017 06:15 PM

Rodney Carrington combined his musical interest with stand-up comedy

Rodney Scott Carrington, renowned by his celebrated name Rodney Carrington, was born on 19th October 1968 in Longview, Texas. Other notable details about his early life and his academics have not been disclosed by any major biographical sites.

Soon after finding his foothold in comedy in his junior college days, he began writing his own script and drawing his own character. He started involving in theater and stumbled across his comic knacks while performing in a junior college production Noises Off.

The budding actor realized his interest in stand-up comedy after getting a huge round of applause from the audiences in his college. After few local level performances, he gained career exposure through radio programs which included The Bob and Tom Show

His musical journey began in 1998 following the release of his first album Hanging’ with Rodney under Mercury Records Nashville. The album consisted both stand-up comedy and original songs and occupied no.73 on Top Country Albums. Though his first album received positive reviews from fans, the professional reviews didn't meet his expectation. But eventually, the album went to be extremely successful commercially with the sales of over 475,000 copies. 

Following his debut album, he moved to another recording firm, Capitol Recording Nashville for his second album 2000’s Morning Wood. The album made it into the top 20 list and was placed 18th on it. additionally, his single, More of a Man was placed at no. 71 on Hot Country Singles & Tracks. 

The success of his second album was followed by his third album, his first live album, Live: C’mon Laugh You Bastards in 2001 with Capitol Nashville. After that Rodney collaborated with the Nashville-based recording firm for further three times delivering three albums in the process. His third album Nut Sack was released in 2003. The album bagged 14th spot in that year’s US chart which till date remains one of Rodney’s best finishes with a studio album. 

Success of his third studio album was followed by a package of his Greatest Hits in 2004. The album consisted of two discs, one had stand-up routines and the other had songs. Likewise, the album also had Rodney’s first non-comedy song Things We Didn’t Know