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Jerry Reed

Personal information
Birth nameJerry Reed Hubbard
BornMarch 20, 1937
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2008(age 71)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, Rockabilly
OccupationMusician, Songwriter, Actor
Years active1956 2008
Associated actsChet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Buster B. Jones
SpousePriscilla Mitchell (1959-2008) (his death) 2 children

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Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, innovative guitarist, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included "Guitar Man," "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)".

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