Hillbilly's don't know better, redneck's just don't care.
LOL, again! snickersnicker
Hillbilly, they live the life, in their mountains, fields, hills, etc. Rednecks, can be anywhere. They do not have to live the life. Trailer parks, old houses, cities, towns. They are more like Hillbilly poseurs. Hillbillies are the real deal. Less and less of them around now.
Some of these answers are great and hilarious, and some are just dumb! Originally, "rednecks" were farmers, and they were called "rednecks" by the "townies" because farmers get sunburn on their necks from working on the farm with a shirt on. Now, redneck has come to mean someone (usually a Southerner because there are other terms for the Northern variety) who is extremely prejudiced against everyone but himself, racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic, etc. They have a very narrow, limited mind capability, and when they get confused, they prefer to have a fight, or shoot someone, rather than argue. They almost invariably drive pick-ups, because they like to pick up stuff and sell it, and usually wear white t-shirts. They like beer, country music, and guns.<br />
(sorry, I went on a bit, lol) <br />
Hillbillies are usually not the same as rednecks. Hillbillies live in the mountains, and always have. They might have coal mining jobs or be unemployed; they are not interested in "upward mobility", they like their lives. Hillbillies don't do much hating because they are hardly ever exposed to anyone but other hillbillies. They often sing and play instruments and make awesome music. Like others said, they are a dying breed. I love hillbillies, they are totally awesome!
Rednecks aren't just confined to the hills. They can live in large cities or out on a farm, it's a mentality that sets them apart.
There is no difference....they are the same...only different names. "Southerners"!
Booooo! Southerner hater! : (
Frankenstein...go back to your "Grave"!! Hahahaha!