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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Appreciation: Jerry Reed Dead at 72

Jerry Reed, an amiable country star who hit it big with tongue-in-cheek novelties like "Amos Moses" and "The Bird" in the 1970s before transitioning to roles in movies like the Smokey and The Bandit series has died. Reed's hangdog style, lightning guitar playing and drawling singing style were a welcome presence on country radio and his low-key acting radiated an authenticity that "professionals" have a hard time matching.

Here's some of the best of Jerry:

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