Folks, I’m of the opinion that the highest premium should be placed on originality when any art form is considered. In the realm of Country Music, it’s hard to find anyone who blazed their own trail more so than the great Jerry Reed.
He could do it all: sing, write, and of course pick a mean guitar. That’s why we’re so excited to have Jerry occupy the position of “Spotlight Artist” on this week’s Country Music Greats Radio Show.
Best known in later years for his role in the movie “The Waterboy” (1998), starring Adam Sandler, and in the three “Smokey and the Bandit” movies of the late ’70s and early ’80s, in which he played Burt Reynolds’s gear-shifting sidekick the Snowman, Mr. Reed was first and foremost a musician.
Jerry accompanied himself on the three dozen Top 40 country hits he recorded under his own name from 1967 to 1983. He had a slew of top ten hits, including his three No. 1 singles, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” “Lord, Mr. Ford” and “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft).”
We’re going to be playing just as many of his hits as we can squeeze in to our show this week. So do yourself a favor, and tune on in!
Have a great week, and we’ll see you on the radio!