Join me at 11 a.m. April 13th for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight featuring Jerry Reed.  The Country Classic Show starts at 9 a.m. on air and online.

Jerry Reed brought something highly individual and hot to country music with some deep southern attitude.  In 1971, When You're Hot, Your Hot shot to #1 for five weeks and gained him a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

His other hits include 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.

He was a regular on the CBS Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, where he caught the eye of America and the film industry.  Reed appeared in several movies and his song, She Got the Goldmine was used in 2010 film, The Bounty Hunter during the scene where Milo, played by Gerard Butler, searches Nicole's, played by Jennifer Aniston, apartment.

Jerry Reed Hubbard was born March 20, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He dropped out of high school at 16 to play with country stars like Faron Young and Ernest Tubb. He died  on August 31, 2008 at age 71, due to Emphysema.  He is survived by Priscilla, his wife of 49 years, two daughters and two grandchildren, all of whom reside in Nashville.