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Flashback: Jerry Reed Sings 'This Little Light of Mine' With His Wife and Daughters

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During an appearance on That Nashville Music (a syndicated series from the '70s and '80s), Jerry Reed sang an old campfire song with a gospel message, "This Little Light of Mine," with three special guests: his wife Priscilla Mitchell and their two daughters, Seidina and Lottie.

There's a lot to unpack here, from Reed's undeniable on-screen presence to oldest daughter Seidina's vocal talents and the special magic that's only heard when family members sing together about faith.

Better yet, the video gives us as good an excuse as any to dig into Reed's family story.

Priscilla Mitchell

Born Jerry Reed Hubbard on March 20, 1937 in Atlanta, the future Country Music Hall of Fame inductee wed Mitchell, a fellow singer with ties to the Atlanta area, on July 9, 1959. They were together until Reed's Sept. 1, 2008 death.

Mitchell started out as the pop singer Sadina, with her biggest successes coming under her real name as the duet partner of another country star from Georgia, Roy Drusky. Their 1965 single "Yes, Mr. Peters" became Mitchell's only No. 1 country hit and her only Top 40 pop entry.

Mitchell's solo country singles include songs written by Reed (1967's "He's Not For Real") and Dolly Parton (1968's "Your Old Handy Man").

As Reed found crossover success in the '70s as a singer/songwriter and actor, Mitchell became a sought-after backing vocalist in Nashville.

Per Robert K. Oermann's 2014 obituary for Mitchell, she appeared on-screen with her husband in the 1985 movie What Comes Around before joining his live show as a backing vocalist and keyboard player.

Mitchell passed away on Sept. 24, 2014.

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Seidina Hubbard

Reed and Mitchell's oldest daughter was born on April 2, 1960.

Seidina (a slightly different spelling than her mom's former stage name) clearly inherited her parents' vocal gifts, as heard on daddy-daughter duet "You Know What" (from the 1978 RCA Victor album Sweet Love Feelings).

Her more recent work includes a 2015 tribute album for her dad, titled Today is Mine.

Lottie Hubbard

Charlotte Elaine (Lottie) Hubbard was born on October 19, 1970, making her the perfect age to be the singing prodigy of this family quartet.

Seidina and Lottie's dad needs no introduction. He went from a young rockabilly singer and a songwriter on Elvis Presley's radar ("Guitar Man and "U.S. Male") to one of the stars of the Smokey and the Bandit films and the crossover hit-maker behind "East Bound and Down," "The Bird," "Amos Moses" and Grammy award-winner "When You're Hot, You're Hot."

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Flashback: Jerry Reed Sings 'This Little Light of Mine' With His Wife and Daughters