The inimitable Jerry Reed held court at a party hosted by BMI Nashville on April 19 to celebrate the release of Jerry Reed Live, Still!
on his label R2K Records. Produced by Reed and Chet Hinesley, Live, Still!
is a live recording of eight of Reed's greatest hits including "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "Guitar Man," plus two new songs.
|Buzz Cason, Bobby Bare, BMI's Harry Warner, Chip Young, Bob Beckham, Jerry Reed and Jerry Kennedy |
At the reception -- which brought out songwriting friends like Bobby Bare ("Detroit City") and Buzz Cason ("Everlasting Love") and long-time publisher Bob Beckham of Sixteen Stars Music -- BMI also presented Reed, who is in the 51st year of his career, with a Special Citation of Appreciation in recognition of his accomplishments as a songwriter, artist, musician, and film and television performer.
|Bob Beckham, Peggy Cason, Dickey Lee, Buzz Cason |
Reed has earned 15 BMI Country Awards and six Pop Awards for songs including "A Thing Called Love," "Amos Moses," and "Georgia Sunshine," and five of his tunes have registered over one million broadcast performances. A two-time CMA Instrumentalist of the Year, Reed's CMA nominations span several categories across three decades. His acting career includes roles in the Smokey and the Bandit trio, Highballin', and the 1998 comedy The Waterboy.
|Jerry Reed (c) with daughter Lottie Stewart and wife Prissy, daughter Seidina Hinesley & son-in-law/co-producer Chet Hinesley |
|Jerry Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy, Jerry Reed, Gordon Kennedy, BMI's Shelby Kennedy |
|Jerry Reed and BMI's Harry Warner |
|Chip Young, Bobby Bare, Jr., Bobby Bare |
photos by Alan Mayor