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Guitar Man Jerry Reed had three songs that he wrote covered by Elvis Presley and had more than 40 albums in his career that began when he was 18, with hits on the radio from 1967 to 1983.
Jerry Reed Hubbard, or as he was known professionally, Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He also tried his hand in acting and ended up appearing in over a dozen films over the course of his career. But his true love was music, some signature songs are "Guitar Man", "U.S. Male", "A Thing Called Love", "Alabama Wild Man", "Amos Moses", and "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance).
He was also the creator of the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, titled Eastbound and Down, Reed also co-starred in the film. In April of 2017, Reed was announced as an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame and was officially inducted by Bobby Bare on October 24, 2017.
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