Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included “Guitar Man”, “U.S. Male”, “A Thing Called Love”, “Alabama Wild Man”, “Amos Moses”, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance), “Ko-Ko Joe”, “Lord, Mr. Ford”, “East Bound and Down” (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), “The Bird”, and “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”.
Reed was announced as an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 5, 2017.
One of my personal favorites is his “East Bound and Down“.
If you’re a fan of Spotify, here’s a couple tunes to get you started:
- “East Bound and Down”: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ubYnxmt3qW3wZdqMZbqOh
- “Tupelo Mississippi Flash”: https://open.spotify.com/track/5XA1jutskaZijbODlPpbMB
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