Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20 1937-September 1, 2008) is NOT related to Scientology-inventor L. Ron Hubbard. He is however, an American country music singer who crossed over with this song in 1970.
Reed was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child he would run around his parents house with a guitar in hand and tell everyone he met that he was going to Nashville to become a star.
Indeed he was right, Reed won a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1972; reached No. 8 on the U.S. Pop charts with this jam and was featured in animated form in the December 2, 1972 episode of Hanna-Barbera’s The New Scooby Doo. That’s about as quirky a fact as the song that made Reed a star: