You don't have to go too far north of New Rochelle and Rye to find upstate NY "good ole boys". By the time you get to Chatham and Hinsdale, even now forty years later, you'll find a whole lot of farming and other agriculture-related activity, and some definite, proud-to-be rednecks.
And arrogant, surly, chip-on-the-shoulder folk-rock singer-songwriters? There's still no shortage of 'em.
You can say that again. I grew up in the south and there are way more good ole boy types up than where I grew up. Good folks too.