About Jerry Reed
It has been announced that the current estimate of Jerry Reed net worth is as high as 2 million dollars, making him one of the richest musicians in the industry. He was living in the period of 1937-2008. Jerry Reed was a popular country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. In addition to his music career, he was known as an actor. Thus, acting has also increased the overall size of Jerry Reed net worth.
Jerry Reed recorded songs, which became known everywhere in the world, such as “Guitar Man”, “The Bird”, “US Male”, “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”, “A Thing Called Love”, “Ko-Ko Joe”, “Alabama Wild Man”, “Lord, Mr. Ford”, “Amos Moses” and many others. Jerry Reed recorded a song called “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” and for this song, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 1977, he appeared in the hit film called “Smokey and the Bandit” and also worked on its soundtrack as he appeared on the song called “East Bound and Down” included in it. Thus, the sales of these songs also added up a lot of revenues to the overall amount of Jerry Reed net worth.
The singer was born in 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was little, he already wanted to become a musician and move to Nashville. When he was studying in high school, Jerry Reed was singing and writing his own songs. When he was 18 years old, Jerry Reed was noticed by Bill Lowery, who signed him to his label and released his song called “If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”. In 1958, he signed a contract with National Recording Corporation. In 1959, his wedding ceremony happened when he got married to Priscilla Mitchell. With her, he was a parent of two girls. Priscilla Mitchell was also a singer and belonged to the group called the Appalachians.
In 1959, Jerry Reed released a song called “Soldier’s Joy”, which landed in the Billboard “Bubbling Under the Top 100”. In 1961, he moved to Nashville to continue his career as a songwriter, which also added up a lot to the total sum of Jerry Reed net worth. Moreover, he was known as a session musician and touring guitarist.
In 1962, the singer released two successful songs, called “Hully Gully Guitar” and “Goodnight Irene”. In 1967, Jerry Reed released another success, called “Guitar Man”, which was even covered by Elvis Presley. The next popular hit was called “Tupelo Mississippi Flash”, which became his first Top 20 single as it landed in the 15th place. Jerry Reed worked with Elvis Presley on some occasions as he appeared as his guitarist on the song called “Big Boss Man”. Elvis Presley continued to record cover versions of Jerry Reed’s songs, such as “Talk About The Good Times” and “A Thing Called Love”.
Talking more about him as an actor, Jerry Reed appeared in such productions as “Concrete Cowboys”, “The Survivors”, “The Waterboy”, “Smokey and the Bandit II” and “Smokey and the Bandit Part 3”, which also increased the overall amount of Jerry Reed net worth.