Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937-September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included \u201cGuitar Man,\u201d \u201cU.S. Male,\u201d \u201cA Thing Called Love,\u201d \u201cAlabama Wild Man,\u201d \u201cAmos Moses,\u201d \u201cWhen You're Hot, You're Hot\u201d (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance), \u201cKo-Ko Joe,\u201d \u201cLord, Mr. Ford,\u201d \u201cEast Bound and Down\u201d (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), \u201cThe Bird,\u201d and \u201cShe Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft).\u201d