Jerry Reed

Genres: Action & Adventure Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television War
Descriptive "tags": country classic country singer-songwriter american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Jerry Hubbard, 20 March 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Reed has had three distinct careers: as a respected country guitarist, as a composer and singer of clever pop country hits, and as a genial, jokey television personality and film actor.

A cotton-mill worker, Reed was one of many youths brought up on country music who played rockabilly in the mid-50s. His own records for Capitol Records were unsuccessful but Reed’s songs were taken up by Gene Vincent (‘Crazy Legs’) and Brenda Lee. After army service, Reed moved to Nashville, working as a session guitarist and achieving minor hits with ‘Hully Gully Guitars’ and the traditional ‘Goodnight Irene’. He also wrote songs for Porter Wagoner (‘Misery Loves Company’) and Johnny Cash (‘A Thing Called Love’). Reed’s skill at the finger-picking guitar style was showcased on two duet albums with Chet Atkins in the 70s; Atkins also produced...

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