Song of the Day: Jerry Reed, “Eastbound And Down”

Jerry Reed, in addition to being a very funny man who did some hilarious songs, was also one hell of a guitar player, so much so that Chet Atkins bestowed on him the title "Certified Guitar Player." He was also a pretty good actor, acting in the Smokey And The Bandit movies with Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason. This is from the first movie.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jerry Reed, “Eastbound And Down”

  1. We talked about Glen Campbell…this is another guy that I respected so much for his guitar playing. He could chicken pick until the cows came home.


    1. One of the few upon whom Chet Atkins bestowed the title “Certified Guitar Player.” He gave the title to players he respected, and if Chet Atkins respected you, it was high praise…

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