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Get Down

Get Down

On this day (May 18) in 1977, one of the greatest movies in cinematic history—Smokey & the Bandit—premiered in NYC. The film starred Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and country star Jerry Reed, who co-penned and sang the No. 2 hit tune “East Bound and Down.” Click to hear the masterpiece.MORE

“Guitar Man” Jerry Reed Leaves Legacy of Music, Movies, Laughter and Love

“Guitar Man” Jerry Reed Leaves Legacy of Music, Movies, Laughter and Love

Asked a few years ago what he considered his primary occupation, Jerry Reed was unequivocal. “Entertainer,” he said. “I think that covers me pretty well.” Indeed, the man born Jerry Reed Hubbard in Atlanta on March 20, 1937, was one of country music’s last great all-around entertainers. He racked up hits as a singer and…MORE

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Honky Tonk Girl

Honky Tonk Girl

Loretta Lynn will celebrate her 87th birthday on April 14, but she will get the party started on April 1 with an All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena featuring performances by Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and more.