Jerry Reed Net Worth

Jerry Reed Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jerry Reed net worth is
$3 Million

Jerry Reed Wiki Biography

Jerry Reed Hubbard was born on 20 March 1937, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor, best known for a lot of signature songs which included “Guitar Man”, “Alabama Wild Man” and “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2008.

How rich was Jerry Reed? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music and acting. He won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his song “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”. He was also a part of the film “Smokey and the Bandit”. All of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Jerry Reed Net Worth $3 million

Reed aspired to be a country singer at a young age however, because of his parents separating, he was forced to live in foster homes along with his sister. Eventually, he was reunited with his mother in 1944. While in high school, he was already known for singing and for writing music, gaining the attention of Bill Lowery which led to his first record entitled “If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”. He was signed to Capitol Records, but wasn’t noticed until Gene Vincent covered his song “Crazy Legs”. In 1958, he was signed to the National Recording Corporation, for which he would perform with other artists such as Ray Stevens and Joe South, establishing his net worth.

In 1959, Reed’s song “Soldier’s Joy” made it to the Billboard “Bubbling Under the Top 100”. Afterwards, he would serve for two years in the United States Army before returning to Nashville to continue his music career. While serving in the army, his songs continued to gain popularity, thanks partly to Brenda Lee’s cover of his song “That’s All You Got to Do”. In 1962, he had two successful singles entitled “Goodnight Irene” and “Hully, Gully Guitar”. In 1967, he would break through the country charts with the song “Guitar Man” which Elvis Presley would eventually cover. He then worked on the song “Tupelo Mississippi Flash” which became his first Top 20 hit. Reed became the guitarist for Elvis’ version of “Guitar Man” and another song “Big Boss Man”, and the two would continue to work together for several more songs, helping boost Jerry’s net worth

Reed released the song “Amos Moses” in 1970, and it reached the eighth spot of the US pop Charts. He then worked with Chet Atkins for the LP “Me & Jerry”, and the following year, he released his biggest hit called “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”, which became the title track of his first solo album and it would be awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. He continued making Top 40 singles in the next few years, and was also rewarded with the title of Certified Guitar Player by Chet Atkins. During this time he was also making regular appearances on “The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour”, which increased his exposure and added to his net worth.

In the mid-1970s, Reed started to focus more on acting and appeared in films such as “W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings” , “Gator”, “High-Ballin’” and “Hot Stuff”. Hr still recorded songs but mostly for the films he was a part of, and he also made guest appearances in the sitcom “Alice”. In 1982, he released the chart topper “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)” and was followed by “The Bird” which reached the second spot of the charts. He continued making films while releasing songs which revitalized his music career. He then appeared in “The Survivors” and later collaborated with Atkins once more for “Sneakin Around”. He was also a part of “The Waterboy” and “Bill Dance Outdoors”.

For his personal life, it is known that Jerry passed away in 2008 due to complications from emphysema. He married Priscilla Mitchell in 1959, and she passed away in 2014; they had two daughters.

Full NameJerry Reed
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1937
DiedSeptember 1, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Place Of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Height6 ft (1.84 m)
SpousePriscilla Mitchell (m. 1959–2008)
ChildrenSeidina Ann Reed Hinesley, Charlotte Elaine Reed Stewart
ParentsCynthia Hubbard, Robert Hubbard
NicknamesJerry Reed Hubbard , Reed, Jerry
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion ...
AlbumsSmokey and the Bandit, Me and Jerry, Me & Chet
Music GroupsOld Dogs
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Country Musi...
MoviesSmokey and the Bandit, The Waterboy, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit II, High-Ballin', Hot Stuff, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Bat*21, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, The Survivors, Concrete Cowboys, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed: In Concert
TV ShowsNashville 99, The Jerry Reed When You're Hot, You're Hot Hour, Music Country USA, Concrete Cowboys
1I used to watch people like Richard Burton and Mel Gibson and think, 'I could never do that.' When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money. -- JR, regarding his acting ability
2Talking about Gene Hackman in Bat*21 (1988): "He don't act. He just shows up and he 'be's."
1Has said he has stopped making movies to focus on his music career and has released several albums. [August 2006]
2The Country Music Association named Reed musician of the year in 1970 and 1971.
3The son of cotton mill workers, he began playing the guitar in elementary school, later graduating to nightclubs and bars in and around the Atlanta area while in his teens. He dropped out of high school to tour with country legends Ernest Tubb and Faron Young, and at age 17 signed his first recording contract with Capitol Records.
4Usually the good 'ol boy type, he played heavies twice in films. He was a sleazy, ornery moonshiner in actor/director 'Burt Reynolds'' film Gator (1976) and a hateful coach in Adam Sandler's The Waterboy (1998).
5Friend Burt Reynolds gave Jerry Reed a bright shiny black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Limited Edition model, just like the one(s) that were used in the theatrical Smokey and the Bandit movies.
6Won two Grammys in the early 1970s. One was for his hit single "When You're Hot You're Hot" (1971) and the other he shared with Chet Atkins for their collaboration "Me and Jerry" (1970). A third Grammy came in 1992 for his album "Sneakin' Around" with Atkins. His song "Amos Moses" earned him a 1971 Grammy nomination for "best male country vocal performance".
7Elvis Presley recorded two of Reed's early songs -- "U.S. Male" and "Guitar Man" with Jerry playing his distinctive "claw-style" licks on the studio recordings. Jerry later was dubbed "The Guitar Man".
8A popular session and tour guitarist who played with the likes of Chet Atkins, Joan Baez and Ringo Starr.
9Released more than 40 albums over a long career that started with his first record at the age of 18.
10His final project, "The Gallant Few," was an album made to raise funds for wounded veterans.
11Has two daughters: Sedina and Lottie.
12Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.
13Had quadruple heart bypass surgery in June, 1999.
14Covered the song "Sugarfoot Rag" by Hank Garland, for his album " Texas Bound and Flyin'" (1980)
15In the mid-to-late 1970s, he was set to play the starring role as the legendary guitar player Hank Garland in a film titled Sugarfoot Rag (1970). The film was about the amazing life and career of the top Nashville guitar player, Hank Garland, and was to deal with the mysterious circumstances behind his career ending automobile accident. Unfortunately, the film project fell apart for unknown reasons.
16His hit, "The Bird," includes impressions of Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" and "On the Road Again"; and George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
17In the fade-out of both "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "She Got the Gold Mine (I Got the Shaft)," Reed can be heard complaining, "Contempt of court?"
18Best known for his comedy hits, including the Billboard magazine country No. 1 hits "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (1971), "Lord, Mr. Ford" (1973) and "She Got the Gold Mine (I Got the Shaft)" (1982); and the No. 2 hit "The Bird." Also had a No. 2 country hit with "East Bound and Down" (1977).
19Country singer and guitarist.
20Graduated from high school in Atlanta, Georgia in 1955
21Born at 4:56am-CST


Archer2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "You Took All the Ramblin' Out of Me"
Raising HopeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Bounty Hunter2010/Iperformer: "She Got the Goldmine I Got the Shaft"
The Marty Stuart Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video writer: "Misery Loves Company"
Delta Farce2007performer: "East Bound and Down" / writer: "East Bound and Down"
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Eastbound and Down" / writer: "Eastbound and Down"
Family Guy2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kupetzky2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Take the Lead2006performer: "These Days"
My Name Is Earl2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Dukes of Hazzard2005performer: "Guitar Man" / writer: "Guitar Man"
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story2005Video performer: "East Bound And Down" / writer: "East Bound And Down"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Amos Moses" / writer: "Amos Moses" - as Jerry Hubbard
Radio Free Steve2000"Westbound and Down" 1986
The Brave1997performer: "Amos Moses" / writer: "Amos Moses" - as J. Reed
The Thing Called Love1993writer: "A THING CALLED LOVE" - as Jerry Reed Hubbard
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Transport1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is Elvis1981writer: "Guitar Man" - uncredited
Smokey and the Bandit II1980performer: "Texas Bound and Flying" / producer: "Texas Bound and Flying" / writer: "Texas Bound and Flying" - as J.R. Hubbard
Concrete CowboysTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Hot Stuff1979performer: "Hot Stuff" / producer: "Hot Stuff" / writer: "Hot Stuff"
High-Ballin'1978performer: "High Rollin'" / writer: "High Rollin'"
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smokey and the Bandit1977"East Bound And Down", "The Legend" / performer: "East Bound And Down", "Bandit", "The Legend", "West Bound And Down" uncredited / writer: "West Bound And Down" - uncredited
Gator1976performer: "Gator" / writer: "Gator"
Drive-In1976performer: "Last Train to Clarksville"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings1975lyrics: "A Friend" / music: "A Friend" / performer: "A Friend", "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water" uncredited, "Blues Stay Away from Me" uncredited, "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" uncredited / writer: "There's Better Things in Life" - uncredited
Moonrunners1975"Today Is Mine" / performer: "Lightning Rod" / writer: "Lightning Rod"
In ConcertTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1975 writer - 1 episode, 1975
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972TV Series performer - 1 episode
New American Bandstand 1965TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1971
Vanishing Point1971performer: "Welcome to Nevada"
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1970 performer - 1 episode, 1969
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Porter Wagoner ShowTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1968 - 1970 writer - 1 episode, 1968
Elvis1968TV Special writer: "Guitar Man"
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes


The Waterboy1998Coach Red Beaulieu
Evening Shade1994TV SeriesCalvin
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesBill
Bat*211988Colonel George Walker
Dolly1987TV SeriesWillie Jeffcoat
What Comes Around1985Joe Hawkins
Mama's Family1983TV SeriesLeonard Oates
The Survivors1983Jack Locke
Concrete Cowboys1979-1981TV SeriesJ.D. Reed
Smokey and the Bandit II1980Cledus
Good Ol' Boys1979TV MovieTraveler
Hot Stuff1979Doug von Horne
Smokey and the Bandit1977Cledus
Nashville 991977TV SeriesDet. Trace Mayne
Gator1976Bama McCall
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings1975Wayne
Harper Valley, U.S.A.1969TV MovieHost

Music Department

Concrete CowboysTV Series composer - 1 episode, 1979 song producer - 1 episode, 1979


Bat*211988executive producer
What Comes Around1985executive producer


What Comes Around1985


Smokey and the Bandit1977


24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
An All Star Salute to Country Music1990TV MovieHimself
Elvis: Memories1985Video documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds1984TV MovieHimself
Solid Gold1982-1983TV SeriesHimself
Stroker Ace1983Himself - End Credit Outtakes (uncredited)
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHimself
The Glen Campbell Music Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The Best Little Special in Texas1982TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Nashville Palace1981TV SeriesHimself
Celebration1981TV MovieHimself - Singer
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1981TV SeriesHimself
Alice1978-1981TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Supporting Role in Motion Picture
Hee Haw1973-1977TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest / Himself - Guest
Nashville on the Road1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1975TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1975TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1974TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974TV SeriesHimself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHimself
Mel Tillis Time1974TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHimself
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972TV SeriesHimself
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour1972TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651957-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Val Doonican Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Bobbie Gentry1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHimself
It's Lulu1970TV SeriesHimself
The Porter Wagoner Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Performer
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers1968TV SeriesHimself (1973)

Archive Footage

Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II2008VideoHimself

Won Awards

1979People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Supporting Actor

Known for movies

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