There was a young boy, running around, playing, and strumming his guitar. He promised himself to be a star, and he did. The boy went to Nashville and became the ultimate guitar man and star. He is no other than the “Good Ol’ Boy” Jerry Reed. Indeed, he was one of the most successful country artists and legends in history. Moreover, Reed has created top singles which are being recorded by various artists. And because of his singles, those artists’ career has skyrocketed more.
Jimmy Dean and Johnny Cash…
Just like Jimmy Dean and Johnny Cash, their careers were enhanced because of Jerry Reed through one of his singles. The song called “A Thing Called Love.” When Dean and Cash recorded and released the song, it smashed the airwaves and the country charts.
Johnny Cash has placed “A Thing Called Love” at No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1972. Also, Cash’s rendition put No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Furthermore, his record was his biggest hit in Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
On the other hand, Jimmy Dean placed the song at No.21 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and No.14 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.
Due to the high response from the country music obsessives, it was considered that Reed played a massive impact at increasing Dean and Cash’s musical career.
A Thing Called Love…
Jerry Reed, himself, was the creative songwriter behind “A Thing Called Love.” Additionally, he recorded the song in 1968. The song is also documented as one of the most successful singles of the “Good Ol’ Boy.” With the excellent response from the supporters and the impact, it has provided to Dean and Cash.
Six foot six stood on the ground, weighted 235 pounds
But I saw that giant of a man brought down to his knees by love
He was the kind of man who would gamble on love
Look you in the eye and never back up
But I saw him crying like a little-whipped pup because of love
Can’t see it with your eyes, hold it in your hands
Like the rules that govern our land
Strong enough to rule the heart of every man, this thing called love
It can lift you up; it can put you down
Take your world and turn it all around
Ever since time nothing’s ever been found stronger than love
Men like me they worry and doubt
Trouble their minds day in and day out
Too busy a livin’ to worry about a thing called love
And then I see a mother’s tenderness
As she holds her young close to her breast
Then I say thank God this world will win with the thing called love
Jerry Reed singing “A Thing Called Love.”
Johnny Cash’s rendition of ‘A Thing Called Love.”
Jimmy Dean’s cover of “A Thing Called Love.”
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Jerry Reed, Jimmy Dean, Johnny Cash