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Jerry Reed (I) (1937–2008)

Tall, blond haired country & western singer / songwriter from Atlanta Georgia, who usually appears in films portraying good humored Southern type characters. Reed was already writing and singing music in high school, and was signed by Capitol Records to a three-year contract in 1955. However, in 1958, he signed over to NRC Records, and appeared ... See full bio »

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 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (performer: "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)")
 2007 Delta Farce (performer: "East Bound and Down") / (writer: "East Bound and Down")
 2006 Take the Lead (performer: "These Days")
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard (performer: "Guitar Man") / (writer: "Guitar Man")
 2000 Radio Free Steve ("Westbound and Down" (1986))
 1997 The Brave (performer: "Amos Moses") / (writer: "Amos Moses" - as J. Reed)
 1993 The Thing Called Love (writer: "A THING CALLED LOVE" - as Jerry Reed Hubbard)
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Guitar Man")
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II (performer: "Texas Bound and Flying") / (producer: "Texas Bound and Flying") / (writer: "Texas Bound and Flying" - as J.R. Hubbard)
 1979 Hot Stuff (performer: "Hot Stuff") / (producer: "Hot Stuff") / (writer: "Hot Stuff")
 1978 High-Ballin' (performer: "High Rollin'") / (writer: "High Rollin'")
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit ("East Bound And Down", "The Legend") / (performer: "East Bound And Down", "Bandit", "The Legend") / (writer: "West Bound And Down" - uncredited)
 1976 Gator (performer: "Gator") / (writer: "Gator")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "Last Train to Clarksville")
 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (performer: "A Friend", "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water", "Blues Stay Away from Me", "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It") / (writer: "A Friend", "There's Better Things in Life")
 1975 Moonrunners ("Today Is Mine") / (performer: "Lightning Rod") / (writer: "Lightning Rod")
 1971 Vanishing Point (performer: "Welcome to Nevada")
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Album: "Smell the Flowers" (1972/RCA) See more »

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I used to watch people like Richard Burton and Mel Gibson and think, 'I could never do that.' When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money. -- JR, regarding his acting ability See more »


The Country Music Association named Reed musician of the year in 1970 and 1971. See more »

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