Chad Prather

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Chad Prather
Chad Prather by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Prather in 2019
Born (1972-12-09) December 9, 1972 (age 49)
EducationColumbia International University (BA, MA)
OccupationComedian, talk show host
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Jadrien Berry (2012–present)
Website (television show) (campaign site)

Chad Prather (born December 9, 1972) is an American conservative political commentator, comedian and internet personality known for a series of YouTube videos in which he comments on life, right-leaning politics and current events. His video "Unapologetically Southern" went viral in 2015. He currently hosts The Chad Prather Show on BlazeTV. He is currently challenging Governor Greg Abbott in the Republican Primary for the 2022 Texas gubernatorial election.[1]

Early life and education[]

Chad Prather was born in New Jersey. He grew up in Augusta, Georgia, where he attended Westside High School. Prather graduated from high school in 1991 and then attended the University of Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree from Columbia International University.[2]


In 2013 Prather was approached by fledgling television network Ride TV about potentially hosting a humor, travel show called "It's My Backyard". While working on the show Prather began to use social media outlets to promote the program. He is best known for his viral YouTube video "Unapologetically Southern," which was featured on Fox News[3] and in Country Living.[4] Prather has also appeared in other media outlets including Fox and Friends, MSN, CNN[5] and Nash Country Weekly. Prather has been referred to as an armchair philosopher.[6] He often wears a cowboy hat and speaks to the camera from the cab of his truck.

In 2016, Chad Prather and Fort Worth, Texas comedian Cowboy Bill Martin teamed up to begin the Kings of Cowtown World Comedy Tour.[7] In 2017, working with Steve McGrew, Prather released the satirical song "I've Got Friends in Safe Spaces", based on Garth Brooks' hit "Friends in Low Places".[8]

Prather also hosts "The Chad Prather Show" on BlazeTV.

Political career[]

In 2020 Chad Prather announced his candidacy for the 2022 Texas gubernatorial election in reaction to incumbent Governor Greg Abbott's policy of mandating face coverings throughout his state amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas.[9] He released his platform in June 2021, stating, "I support funding and completing the border wall in southern Texas. As governor, I would offer my full support to ICE agents in reducing immigration into Texas, and ensuring higher wages for Texas citizens."[10] Prather also included "pro-life", "pro-gun", and promised to "defend First Amendment speech rights against those in academia, big tech media organizations and politics who seek to silence conservatives" on his weekly podcast on Blaze Radio Network.[11]


  1. ^ "Texas GOP chairman Allen West challenges incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in governor's race". Dallas News. July 4, 2021.
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  3. ^ "Texas Man Becomes Internet Star After Rant About Being 'Unapologetically Southern'". FOX News Insider. 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  4. ^ "After Someone Called This Man's Southern Accent "Offensive," He Made the Best Video Response Ever". Country Living. 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ 'Pickup truck pundit' finds political niche - CNN Video, retrieved 2017-08-31
  6. ^ "Ride TV Cowboy Chad Prather Becomes Viral Sensation". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  7. ^ "kings-of-cowtown". kings-of-cowtown. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  8. ^ "'I've Got Friends in Safe Spaces': Country Duo Turns Hit Into Anti-Snowflake Anthem". FOX News Insider. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  9. ^ "Chad Prather Announces He's Running for Governor of Texas". Texas Hill Country. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  10. ^ "The Chad Prather Show". TheBlaze. February 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "‎The Chad Prather Show on Apple Podcasts". Retrieved 2021-08-11.

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