Jerry Reed sings “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again”

Jerry Reed Hubbard was born on March 20, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second child of Robert and Cynthia Hubbard. He was quoted as saying as a small child while running around strumming his guitar, “I am gonna be a star. I’m gonna go to Nashville and be a star.”
He started singing when he was 18 years old and had a career that spanned from 1959-2008. He was a singer, guitarist, composer and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included “Guitar Man”, “U.S. Male”, “A Thing Called Love”, “Alabama Wild Man”, “Amos Moses”, “When Your’e Hot, You’re Hot”, “Ko-Ko Joe”, “Lord, Mr. Ford”, “East Bound and Down” (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), “The Bird”, and “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)“.
Reed married country singer Priscilla Mitchell on July 9, 1959; they had two daughters, who also became country singers.
Reed died in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 1, 2008, of complications from emphysema at the age of 71. He was survived by Mitchell and their two daughters.
Reed and was officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by Bobby Bare on October 24, 2017.
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