I always enjoyed playing his comedy records on the air in Chicago and Orlando. He was funny!
I am sooooo blessed that you have produced this website and I have found it.
I experienced Grady in person as I was on the FCA college staff at summer camps in Black Mountain NC during the summers of 1973-1976. He was the most warm-hearted attendee at the conferences. His laugh, story-telling and down-to-earth good natured way of sharing the gospel with youngsters (and "oldsters") was so unique I wish there were hundreds of Grady Nutts amongnst us. But.....as Jesus Christ laid upon His disciples the need to share the word......we must too become like a Grady Nutt sharing the gift of laughter and gospel in a way that pays tribute to the Prime Minister of Humor. May God Bless Grady Nutt and all of us who spread the word of God as he did.
My father is a minister. I have fond memories of listening to Grady Nutt tapes in the car with my family on our yearly "vacations" to the Southern Baptist Convention. It's great to have a place to revisit them!
I love Grady Nutt! I have an old cassette tape that someone gave my father way back when, of a cassette they made when Grady Nutt was speaking at Duke University. I personally think it is the funniest thing ever recorded by Grady...after decades of listening to it, I can never really get enough of it. I have no idea of the year this was recorded, neither does my 80 year old father. I would love to share it...but it is not in the greatest quality condition (again, from decades of non-stop listening to it), but it's definitely good enough to listen to still...I recorded it from my cassette player onto my computer to have it permanently before the cassette completely wears out...the best I can tell, it was just a cassette that they made while he was speaking at Duke...thanks!
What a thrill to find this site! Thanks so much for creating it. This man deserves to be remembered. I will check your archives against my own to see of I have anything you need (or vice versa!) God bless!
My late Grandmother introduced me to this man when I was a little girl (not in person) and he really lived up to his name. I think if he had lived long enough, him and Mark Lowry would have made a heck of comedy pair. :) Thanks for creating this site. I've listened to some of your audios that I have never heard before and they're great. :)
Your website is such a wonderful presentation that tributes the legacy of Grady Nutt. I was a young teenager in 1981 when I had the fortunate opportunity to see Grady perform at the Hee Haw Theater in Branson, Mo. Following the show, Grady would visit with fans. It wasn't until later that I would understand how grateful I would be that my parents insisted we wait our turn. I became hooked as a fan and then was devastated by his tragic death in 1982. Years after the family developed a great friendship with Mike McKinney, who was Grady's rep. What an unforgettable vacation the year we drove to Louisville for a visit. We were treated to the Grady tour around town & Mike made sure to stock up our collection of Grady stuff. It was Grady's character & personality that continues to influence my life. Thanks for your website. It has so much & has inspired me to dig through my collection. Perhaps I can find something special to send you.
hey thanks so much for having this grady nutt
page i loved his work, my dad opened up for him in around 79 to 80, at lakeview highschool in catoosa county ga, which is about 6 miles from chattanooga tn. im trying to find old film footage that might be out there of his concert from the show it might have my dads group called floyd and the kids on film , my dad died in 1983 at 43 years old, he loved grady nutt.
I remember Grady Nutt coming to Stetson University when I was a boy. My parents became friends with Grady while at seminary in the mid-60s. On long car trips we regularly listened to his tapes and I was hooked on his humor. I remember hearing about his death. Its like a snapshot in my mind. We were on the long dirt road on our way to my Granny's house in Pinetta, FL, for Thanksgiving a day or two after he passed away. I remember thinking "God must have needed him more than we did."
- Chris Williams, Valdosta, GA
Howdy everyone! My name is in fact Grady Lee Nutt II. The folks of this website have no idea how amazing it is to get to see my grandfather on film. I never imagined I would have the chance to see anything of him in video media. Thank you thank you thank you to the folks who made this site possible. Such a gift to see him on video and listen to his message. God bless, may his message always circulate.
Grady Lee Nutt II
I was in the ninth or tenth grade when Grady came to my home church to hold a youth revival (First Baptist of Galax, VA). I remember him going with a group of us teens to a spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway, entertaining us for a while, then sharing some of his personal experience with Christ and asking several of us to share ours with him. It was great to see him that close and personal. He also came for 2 chapels while I was a student at Carson-Newman College, offered his humor and message, and then spoke directly with those of us who might have an interest in seminary. He was at Southern Seminary during my student days and entertained the whole student body when we chartered the Belle of Louisville for a cruise on the Ohio River. Those are great memories of a wonderful man.
Was in seminary with Grady and followed his
career in comedy with delight. What a blessing of the best of Christian humor he was to countless people. I always include a tape of some of his humor in a presentation on religious humor. May his legacy never die.
Grady had a profound influence on my life, as did Eleanor. I first knew him when I was in high school; he was a friend of our youth minister at FBC, Wichita Falls. Then during Baylor years. And most of all during our years at Southern Seminary. He was a dear man, the same genuine friend in person as on stage or TV. I have often wondered how the world (particularly some religious circles) would be different had he lived 20-30 years longer. I needed him many times; we need him today to help us laugh. We will have a wonderful reunion in Heaven. Love that Gradileee.
Life has not been the same for thirty Years without Grady's entertainment. I met Grady in 1963 when I moved to Frankfort KY. He was Pastor of Graefenburg Baptist Church where special friends invited me to attend. His sermons were truly a blessing from God. He sure was gifted with a kind heart and love for people.
He and Eleanor's boys shared birthdates with my son. Birthday parties with all these GBC children were so memorable and much fun when Grady was there too. Our children are still in contact occasionally.
For many years after leaving GBC as Pastor, he and his family came for the annual picnic at Odell and Kate's farm. Everyone loved them so much. Our church scholarship fund is named in memory of Grady Nutt.
Thanks for this website as a tribute to Grady, the Best Christian Humorist. We miss him.
Grady Nutt was our pastor First Music Workshop at Ridgecrest N.C. Baptist Camp. This was in the 1960's. My best memories are Grady telling us to go out and sing like an egg yoke in a blue bowl and like sunshine shinning through a fresh jar of apple jelly. Our group did Mary E Cardwell music “There is a Season”. To him (Grady) the best in life were the simple things.
I am so remember him preaching on the faith of a mustard seed. I took that lesson to heart. I took the faith of a mustard seed and I am the Director of Christian's Place Mission at Nauvoo United Methodist Church in Nauvoo, AL.
His simple humor and life touched my life and I am grateful that God put him in my life. Thanks Grady Nutt for teaching me what faith in God is all about.