Jerry finally gets a little bit of the overdue recognition he deserves. He was a tremendous talent, not only on the guitar but vocally and wrote so many beautiful songs. God bless you Jerry and congratulations! https://youtu.be/9Hs1c1xPg7Q?t=11m
From the Nashville Tennessean
Jerry Reed Hubbard was born in Atlanta March 20, 1937, and had already scored some minor success when he came to Nashville in 1962. Reed’s finger-style guitar picking earned Chet Atkins’ stamp of approval with Atkins declaring him a Certified Guitar Player. Reed was dubbed the Guitar Man and won CMA’s Instrumentalist of Year award twice. His most popular songs include “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” “Amos Moses” and “A Thing Called Love.” Reed worked alongside Elvis Presley in the studio, became a regular on the “The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour,” which opened the door to a career in film. Reed appeared alongside Burt Reynolds in multiple movies starting in the 1970s, including “W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings” and three popular “Smokey and the Bandit” films. Reed even had a hit with the series theme song, “East Bound and Down.” In 1998, he returned to the silver screen alongside Adam Sandler in “The Waterboy.”
Reed died of complications related to emphysema in 2008.