Jay Huguely (born September 21, 1940; died December 13, 2008 in Valencia, California) was a stage actor, advertising executive and television writer/executive who enjoyed a brief run of popularity as a novelty recording artist in the 1970s.
Recording as Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band, Huguely - working at the time for Leslie Advertising in Greenville, South Carolina - enjoyed his one and only hit in 1976 with "The White Knight." Released during the wave of popularity of the citizens' band radio, the song is about a semitrailer truck driver victimized by a Georgia highway patrolman's speed trap.
"The White Knight" reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in February 1976, and was his only hit to reach that chart's Top 40.
|1976||The White Knight||4||135||Mercury|
|Two More Sides||—||—|
|US Country||US||CAN Country||CAN|
|1975||"The White Knight"||1||19||8||50||The White Knight|
|"Virgil and the $300 Vacation" (as Cledus Maggard)||73||—||—||—||Two More Sides|
|1978||"The Farmer" (as Cledus Maggard)||82||—||—||—|
- ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=james-wesley-huguely&pid=126585591
- ^ a b Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 161
- ^ Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc.. pp. 253. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.