I wish Jerry Reed came out more often. Definitely one of the more cooler of the Nashville Cats and truly talented. If you ever see Mr. Smiff, he has a funny Jerry Reed imitation you’ll have to get him to do. 

Funny thing I remember about Jerry Reed is we went to the same church as he did back in the early 70’s.  This was many moons ago, back in the thick of his success with “When You’re Hot You’re Hot” and right before the Bandit stuff.  He wasn’t there much, but, when he was, during the singing part…he never opened his mouth.  I’ve found that lots of singer types don’t open their mouths in church.  I’ve worshipped alongside many a country singer and the only one I’ve ever seen open their mouth to sing during congregational singing is William Lee Golden.  Ok, I take that back, Sharon White Skaggs sings  in church and Ricky will too.  He doesn’t sing out really loud or nothing cause he knows that would look funny, however, as good a part singer he is, I don’t think anybody would mind.   

 The tall backup singer on the right…I do believe that is a young Ed Bruce before “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” made him a bajillionaire and before he got his first taste of Texas.  That woman is the famous Anita Kerr. 

I love me some GIT-tar Man.