TV host and restaurant owner known for the Food Network shows Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tasted with the Neelys, which he co-hosted with his then-wife. The two of them also wrote the book Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook. He's one of the owners of Neely's Bar-B-Que, a restaurant located in Memphis.
With the aid of other restauranteurs in the family, he opened a barbecue restaurant with three of his brothers in 1988. Over time, the operation grew to allow all four brothers to own separate establishments.
His restaurant was discovered by Bobby and Jamie Deen when they featured it on Road Tasted.
He has two daughters, Spenser and Shelbi, with his ex-wife Gina.
After her children discovered the restaurant, Paula Deen helped get approval from the Food Network to create Down Home. The Neelys would later take over Road Tasted and rename it Road Tasted with the Neelys.