Jerry Reed

Steve Wariner Pays Tribute to His Mentor, Chet Atkins
Steve Wariner grew up with today's country music industry. He came to town as a teenager to work with Dottie West, then went on the road with Bob Luman before going on to work with and be produced by one of his heroes, Chet Atkins.
Steve watched Nashville's music industry change from the ol…
Flat Broke Songs: No. 8
'Patches' -- Jerry Reed (1981)
The bottom lines: "I was so ragged that folks used to call me 'Patches'/Papa used to tease me about it/'Course, deep down inside he was hurt."
"Patches" is hit with one calamity after another -- already poor, …
Jerry Reed Dies at 71
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor Jerry Reed died in a Nashville hospice on Monday after battling emphysema. He was 71.
Born Jerry Reed Hubbard in Atlanta in 1937, Reed earned the nickname The Guitar Man after his 1967 hit single, which was covered later by Elvis Presley (with Reed playing gui…