Jerry Reed (Country Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed Hubbard 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”, “Ko-Ko Joe”, “Lord, Mr. Ford”, “East Bound and Down”, “The Bird”, and “She Got the Goldmine”. 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.

Birth name: Jerry Reed Hubbard
Born: March 20, 1937, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died: September 1, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres: Country, country rock, outlaw country, truck-driving country, swamp rock, rock and roll, jazz, rockabilly
Occupation(s): Musician, singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Years active: 1955–2008
Labels: Capitol, NRC, RCA Victor
Associated acts: Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Buster B. Jones, Priscilla Mitchell, Tommy Emmanuel, Old Dogs, Glen Campbell
IMDb: Jerry Reed’s IMDb

About Jerry Reed

Country singer with such chart-topping hits as Yes Mr. Peters. He also appeared in more than a dozen films.

Before Fame

He released his first record, If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise, at age 18.


He wrote East Bound and Down, which was used as the theme song for the 1977 hit film Smokey and the Bandit in which he also starred.

Family Life

His parents divorced when he was young. He and his sister spent most of the next seven years in foster care and orphanages. He was married to Priscilla Mitchell from 1959 until 2008.


He was the guitarist on Elvis Presley ‘s cover of Guitar Man, a song he had written.

Information related to Jerry Reed

  • National Recording Corporation artists
  • Swamp rock
  • Rock and roll musicians
  • RCA Records Nashville artists
  • Country musicians from Georgia (U.S. state)
  • American country rock singers
  • Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
  • American rockabilly musicians
  • Fingerstyle guitarists
  • Musicians from Atlanta
  • Songwriters from Georgia (U.S. state)
  • American country guitarists
  • American jazz guitarists
  • Capitol Records artists

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Latest information about Jerry Reed updated on August 31, 2020.

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