And again, a number of years later:
Jerry Reed also wrote and performed some of the music for Smokey and the Bandit, such as this intro song:
Jerry Reed died in 2008. I hate the fact that his last acting role was as a villain in an Adam Sandler film. He deserved better than that. But them's the breaks, I guess. Life is what happens to you while you're making plans.
Anyway, I was thinking about Jerry. Man, what a talent.