Alecia Nugent has announced the winner in her online Hillbilly Goddess contest where fans were invited to submit essays promoting the cause of their own better halves as the one, true Hillbilly Goddess.
The contest was born of the lyrics to the title track to Alecia’s latest CD, a clever and quite funny song she wrote with Sonya Kelly and Carl Jackson, describing a Hillbilly Goddess as the opposite of a high fashion, pop culture diva.
The winning entry came from W. Brent Woodal, and is titled My Hillbilly Goddess – My Wife Marie. Here’s just a taste:
On our first date we went to the edge of the woods near her home and picked polk salad. Then we went back to her place where she cooked it for supper. She knew exactly how much fatback to throw in for seasoning; I was hooked from the first bite. I hadn’t tasted polk salad that good since my grandmother died. After sopping up the last of the pot likker with the cornbread she had made I asked her to marry me. She told me that I was moving way too fast so I waited until our fourth date to ask her again. That time she said, “Yes.” Because of fond childhood memories she has of listening to the Louisiana Hayride, we got married at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. After the preacher pronounced us man and wife I removed her John Deere cap before kissing her. We then went with family and friends to a local Waffle House where our reception was held.
How can you top that!
Brent wins a copy of Alecia’s CD plus a basketload of T shirts and other fun stuff from John Deere and Smith & Wesson. Something tells me they will be put to good use.