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Chad Prather Taking Texas (and the Rest of the World) by Articulate Storm

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Chad Prather has been a YouTube sensation for quite some time. And when this articulate cowboy’s video entitled “Unapologetically Southern” went viral, his fan base already knew something about the man that the rest of the world hadn’t yet heard of. His unique, Southern gentleman media personality comes shining through in an educated, vocal, and passionate way. Why? Because it’s not an act. Prather is the real deal. Having earned a degree in communications from the University of Georgia, this Southern man isn’t shy in the art of discourse.

Chad Prather Taking Texas (And the Rest of the World) By Articulate Storm

Photo: Facebook/Chad Prather

When a viewer sent this eloquent orator an insulting message referencing his Southern accent, Prather responded in a fashion that recognized the Southern stereotypes many of us here in the great state of Texas have experienced at the hands (or mouths) of some of the not-so-enlightened on the world wide web. But, he also did so in a way that showed his appreciation for the roots, dialect, mannerisms, and yes, foibles, that we Southerners tend to have, endearing himself even more to his fan base, which is growing exponentially of late. With six out of his next 10 shows (between late-July and mid-October) happening in Texas, there’s no reason not to become a part of that crowd and see this articulate Southerner live!

Chad Prather Taking Texas (And the Rest of the World) By Articulate Storm

Photo: Facebook/Chad Prather

Although many a time we will have a hearty laugh at our own expense, mocking our Southern heritage, it’s not too hard to tell that our lineage and its subsequent idiosyncrasies are often ostracized in mainstream media, which results in the common, yet false, perception that we’re uneducated imbeciles. Prather is the mainstream media equivalent, therefore, to the paterfamilias – a.k.a., the originator of the charge or movement in which Southern gentlemen (and gentlewomen,) are recognized, raised up, and acknowledged for their lifestyle, right down to their linguistics! In an interview on Fox and Friends Weekend back in 2015, Prather was quoted as saying, “It’s pretty easy to stereotype folks from the South. They hear a dialect and they hear a slang and they want to make fun of it.” And, he acknowledged the misgivings that today’s society with all its modern technologies can still manage to manifest, and how to address them, saying, “With the world being as small as it is, I think it’s necessary that we learn to embrace other cultures. You see the differences and you don’t hate them, you don’t stereotype them. You just learn to appreciate them.”

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