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Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Jerry Reed

Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed Hubbard, 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 born in Atlanta, Georgia, the second child of Robert and Cynthia Hubbard on March 20th, 1937. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 1, 2008, of complications from emphysema.

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March 20th, 2017

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