Jerry Reed was known to be the “Good Ol’ Boy” of country music. It’s merely because of his sophisticated look and humorous acts. When on the stage, the audience will either be moved or laugh out loud with his performances. These are the things we miss a lot about Jerry Reed. But, we can remember his funny acts and memoirs through one of his classical, traditional songs “A Thing Called Love.”
Besides “A Thing Called Love”, Jerry Reed has left us some memorable hits such as “Amos Moses”, “Guitar Man”, “Ko-Ko Joe”, “East Bound And Down”, “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”, and many more. These are the songs we can remember the “Good Ol’ Boy” by. Moreover, these songs were massive hits that can remind us of the traditional country songs in the past.
A Thing Called Love…
Jerry Reed himself wrote the words and lyrics of “A Thing Called Love.” The song was released in 1968 as part of his album “Nashville Underground.” Also, the song has received an enormous response from the country music obsessives making it as one of Jerry Reed’s signature songs.
Moreover, several artists recorded their versions. These were Jimmy Dean, Dave Dudley, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. The most successful rendition was from Johnny Cash. His version topped the country charts inside and outside of the U.S. In fact, It was Johnny Cash’s most successful single in Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands.
Indeed, Jerry Reed was not just a songwriter, but also, an actor, performer, entertainer, and most of all a guitar man. He was just a little boy full of dreams. He always strums his guitar as a way of laying low. Little did he know, he will be a star. Yes, Jerry Reed became a successful singer and actor. Yes, a legend worth remembering.
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