Five of our favorite Jerry Reed songs to honor his birthday

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Jerry Reed Hubbard was a country music singer, songwriter, and was even an actor. He was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was born in Atlanta on March 20, 1937, and would later pass away in 2008 at the age of 71.

In celebration of his birthday and to honor this talented musicians life, here are five of our favorite songs:

“When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”

Released in 1971, this song would spend five weeks on top of the country charts at no. 1. It was also Reed’s second song to cross over to the pop charts. The lyrics of this song were cemented in pop culture when it became a catchphrase on The Flip Wilson Show

“Alabama Wild Man”

“Alabama Wild Man” was written by Reed, but did not have much chart success. It climbed higher on the Canadian charts than it did in the states. However, the fusion of country and southern rock is undeniable.

“Lord Mr. Ford”

This 1973 release would be Reed’s second no. 1 on the country charts. It spent a total of 13 weeks on the Top 40. It is a very humorous song and satirically pokes at the influence of the great Henry Ford.

“Amos Moses”

The storytelling in this song is something only Reed could have done. It was part of his Georgia Sunshine album. It peaked at #97 on the Top 100 and then one year later in 1971 it peaked again this time at #8.

“East Bound and Down”

In his whole catalog of songs, there is probably not one song more famous than this. All we can say is-- “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done!”






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