Today on Country Music. June 20, featuring "When Your Hot You're Hot"
Today in country music, June 20
On this day in 2011, the Cars 2 soundtrack was in stores with two songs featuring Brad Paisley… Brad is currently working on a brand new record for release later this year.
Today in 2007, the academy of country music presented the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award to Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and songwriter Harlan Howard.
George Strait's "Living And Living Well" knocked Alan Jackson's "Drive" out of the #1 spot in 2002.
And on this day in 1971, Jerry Reed had the whole country singing, "When You're Hot, You're Hot.”
"When You're Hot, You're Hot" is a 1971 crossover single, written and recorded by Jerry Reed. The song was his most successful on the country charts peaking at number one for five weeks. "When You're Hot, You're Hot" also was Jerry Reed's second song to cross over to the Top 40, peaking at number nine It also appeared Australian and New Zealandian charts. "When You're Hot, You're Hot" was certified gold for sales of one million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, singer, innovative guitarist, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included "Guitar Man," "A Thing Called Love," "Alabama Wild Man," "Amos Moses", "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance), "Ko-Ko Joe", "Lord, Mr. Ford", "East Bound and Down" (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), "The Bird," and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)".
Reed died in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 1, 2008, of complications from emphysema. The Associated Press wire service and CNN, however, reported the date of his death as August 31. In a tribute in Vintage Guitar Magazine, Rich Kienzle wrote that "Reed set a standard that inspires fingerstyle players the way Merle and Chet inspired him. Reed died on Conway Twitty's birthday.