1 9 8 1 (USA)
8 x 60 minute episodes
Jerry Reed and Tom Selleck (before his Magnum days) starred in the TV movie Concrete Cowboys in 1979. It was popular enough to inspire this short-lived TV series starring country music legend Jerry Reed as J.D. Reed and Geoffrey Scott (who took over Selleck’s role) as Will Eubanks.
The series was about two cowboys who, instead of riding horses on the open range, roamed across the countryside in a beat-up camper looking for adventure and finding it.
They made most of their money gambling, but when having a run of bad luck, they would pick an occasional job, which is usually where all the fun took place.
Critics said the series was merely an attempt to update the old Route 66 series from the 1960s, and only six episodes aired in February and March 1981.
Reed wrote and performed the theme song, Breakin’ Loose.