That good old boy Jerry Reed has died from complications from emphysema at the age of 71. Anyone whoe gre up in the seventies will remember Reed from Smokey and the Bandit as well as other films later on. He and Kris Kristofferson sort of paved the way for country music stars to get into Hollywood.
I was about 11 when Smokey and the Bandit came out I loved that damn movie. Of course Burt Reynolds was the coolest to an eleven year old but old Jerry, he sure could sing. Plus he’s an Atlanta boy. There’s not too many of us born and bred her that are still around.