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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Musicians pay tribute to late Jerry Reed

NASHVILLE, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Numerous musicians performed a free concert at Nashville's Douglas Corner Monday night as a tribute to late country music star Jerry Reed.

Performer Jerry Reed dead at 71

NASHVILLE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. singer, songwriter and some-time actor Jerry Reed reportedly has died of emphysema at the age of 71.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
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Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 20, the 79thth day of 2005 with 286 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 20, the 80th day of 2004 with 286 to follow.
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Interview: Trace Adkins ready for close-up

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Country music star Trace Adkins wants to get more involved in acting in movies and TV, but only if he can do it on his terms.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
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Jerry Reed born in Atlanta, 1937. Riders in the Sky's Ranger Doug Green born in Waukegan, Ill., 1946.
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Today is Thursday, March 20, the 79th day of 2003 with 286 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer and actor Jerry Reed in 1937 (age 66); Carl Palmer of Emerson Lake and Palmer fame and also of Asia, in 1951 (age 52); Jimmy Vaughan of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaugha
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Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. As a singer, he was known for "(Who Was the Man Who Put) The Line in Gasoline"; "Lord, Mr. Ford (What Have You Done)"; "Amos Moses"; "When You're Hot, You're Hot," for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1972; and "East Bound and Down," the theme song for the film Smokey and the Bandit, in which he also co-starred.

Reed was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the second child of Robert and Cynthia Hubbard. Reed's grandparents lived in Rockmart, GA and he would visit them from time to time. He was quoted as saying as a small child, while running around strumming his guitar, "I am gonna be a star. I'm gonna go to Nashville and be a star." Reed's parents separated four months after his birth, and he and his sister spent seven years in foster homes or orphanages. Reed was reunited with his mother and stepfather in 1944. Music and impromptu performances helped ease the stressful times the new family was under.

By high school, Reed was already writing and singing music, having picked up the guitar as a child. At age 18, he was signed by publisher and record producer Bill Lowery to cut his first record, "If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise." At Capitol Records, he recorded both country and rockabilly singles to little notice, until label mate Gene Vincent covered his "Crazy Legs" in 1958. By 1958, Lowery signed Reed to his National Recording Corporation, and he recorded for NRC as both artist and as a member of the staff band, which included other NRC artists Joe South and Ray Stevens.

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