Personalities | Jerry Reed | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, guitar, songwriter, actor, b. 1937)

A dazzling guitar player, Atlanta, Georgia-born Jerry Reed Hubbard started out in Nashville in the mid-1960s, playing on recording sessions with artists such as Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner. Later, Reed backed Elvis Presley on guitar when Presley recorded a pair of Reed’s original songs in 1968, ‘Guitar Man’ and ‘US Male’. Reed’s own biggest hits came during the early 1970s with high-energy novelty songs, including ‘When You’re Hot, You’re Hot’ and ‘Amos Moses’. The records showcased both his boisterous vocal style and his intricate, finger-picking guitar technique. Reed also co-starred in a number of feature films in the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably with Burt Reynolds in WW And The Dixie Dance Kings.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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