February 5

Remembering “The Good Ol’ Boy”, Jerry Reed, Through His 6 Greatest Hits

Remembering "The Good Ol’ Boy", Jerry Reed, Through His 6 Greatest Hits 1

You might remember the tall, blond hair, and Western singer from Atlanta, Georgia, the guy who portrayed good-humored characters like “Smokey And The Bandit”. Indeed, he is the one and only, the good ol’ boy, Jerry Reed. But before conquering the movie industry, he first penetrated the industry of country music.

Moreover, he is not just an actor but also a country singer, guitarist, and a songwriter. As a child, Jerry Reed, before becoming a multi-talented artist, would be seen running around strumming his guitar. He even quoted

“I’m gonna be a star. Go to Nashville and be a star”.

And it happened, he became a star, “The star” that can strum all kinds of music.

He had done several songs that topped the country charts. Here are some of Jerry Reed’s chart-topping hits:

Guitar Man

The “Guitar Man” was written by Jerry Reed and placed at No. 53 on the country music charts in 1967. On the other hand, Elvis Presley recorded his rendition which topped the country charts, too.

https://youtu.be/95V1XJZ2xYE

U.S Male

“U.S male” was covered by Elvis Presley in September 1967 with songs like “Big Boss Man” and “Guitar Man”. Presley recorded these three songs accompanied by the lead guitar of Jerry Reed.

A Thing Called Love

In 1968, Jimmy Dean, Elvis Presley, and Dave Dudley recorded the song “A Thing Called Love”. Johnny Cash recorded the hit in 1971 and it became a No.1 in Canada. In addition, the record was Cash’s biggest hit in Europe, charting in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

https://youtu.be/LLMv58wWclo

Alabama Wild Man

The track was released in July 1972 from the album “Jerry Reed”. Also, it reached at No. 22 on the U.S. country charts and No. 12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Amos Moses

Released in October 1970 as the fourth and final single from Reed’s album “Georgia Sunshine”, the song was used ever since as a line dance taught at local YMCAs. The RIAA rated “Amos Moses” as a certified gold with over a million of copies sold worldwide.

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

The song was Reed’s most successful on the country chart, peaking at No.1 for five weeks. Additionally, it was Reed’s second single to cross over to top 40 specifically at No.9. Also, it appeared in the Australian and New Zealand charts. “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” was certified gold with sales of one million.

Reed was indeed talented and one of a kind. With this, he took awards such as “Instrumentalist Of the Year” in 1970 and 1971 at Country Music Association. He also won “Best Country Instrumental Performance” with Chet Atkins in 1971, “Best Male Country Performance” for the song “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” in 1972, and in 1993, Reed bagged the “Best Country Instrumental Performance” at Grammys.

Click the link below to check further about the great Jerry Reed or visit us at www.countrythangdaily.com to know more about other country artists and legends. You may also leave a comment below for the artists and songs you would like us to feature.

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