Monday, March 21, 2005

Jerry Reed Goes From ‘Smokey And The Bandit’ To ‘Grand Theft Auto’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Country singer Jerry Reed drove to fame in the Smokey And The Bandit films and now he’s riding high again thanks to Grand Theft Auto.

Reed’s hit, “Amos Moses,” is featured in the latest installment of the controversial videogame, which has introduced the tune to a whole new generation.

But even though Reed has been behind the wheel many times, don’t expect him to try his luck at the game.

He says he’s “tickled to death” to be included but admits he can’t understand videogames “because all that stuff is like Chinese algebra.”

Still, he hopes the fans of Grand Theft Auto are steered towards his CDs, especially his upcoming album, Live Still, which includes concert versions of “Amos Moses,” “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” and his Smokey And The Bandit theme, “East Bound And Down.”

Reed also has high hopes for the first single, “Father Time And Gravity,” which he says proves that he “was rapping before rapping was famous.”

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