Jerry Reed

Birth Name Jerry Reed Hubbard
Born March 20, 1937 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died September 1, 2008 (aged 71) Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, country rock, outlaw country, truck-driving country,
swamp rock, rock and roll, jazz, rockabilly
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Associated acts Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Buster B. Jones, Priscilla Mitchell,
Tommy Emmanuel Old Dogs, Glen Campbel

Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008) was an American country music singer, guitarist, composer, 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 Country Vocal Performance, Male), “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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East bound and Down
East bound and Down
Amos Moses
Amos Moses
"She Got the Goldmine, I got The Shaft"
"She Got the Goldmine, I got The Shaft"

Reed was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Reed was announced as an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 5, 2017, and was officially inducted by Bobby Bare on October 24.

Reed was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the second child of Robert and Cynthia Hubbard. Reed’s grandparents lived in Rockmart and he would visit them from time to time. He was quoted as saying as a small child while running around strumming his guitar, “I am gonna be a star. I’m gonna go to Nashville and be a star.” Reed’s parents separated four months after his birth, and he and his sister spent seven years in foster homes or orphanages. Reed was reunited with his mother and stepfather in 1944.

Reed married Priscilla “Prissy” Mitchell in 1959. They had two daughters, Seidina Ann Hubbard, born April 2, 1960, and Charlotte Elaine (Lottie) Hubbard, born October 19, 1970. Priscilla Mitchell was a member of the folk group the Appalachians (“Bony Moronie”, 1963), and was co-credited with Roy Drusky on the 1965 Country No. 1 “Yes Mr. Peters”.

Top 3 Jerry Reed Recordings




How To Play Guitar Like Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed - Signature Licks

A Step-by-Step Breakdown of His Guitar Styles & Techniques (Guitar Signature Licks). Study the virtuosic fingerstyle technique, bluesy expression and sophisticated phrasing of country guitar icon Jerry Reed with step-by-step breakdowns by Dave Rubin. You can also access full band demos at normal and slow speed.



The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed (Guitar Recorded Versions)

 Here are a dozen songs transcribed in notes & tab, plus an in-depth analysis of Jerry’s style and approach to the guitar. Includes: Funky Junk * Jerry’s Breakdown * The Mad Russian * A Major Attempt at a Minor Thing * Nut Sundae * Picky, Picky, Picky * Seidina (First Born) * Steeplechase Lane * Stumpwater * Swarmin’ * Swingin’ ’69 * Two-Timin