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Yesterday upon hearing the sad news of Burt Reynolds’ passing, we shared with you C&I’s last interview with him from a couple of years ago. We continue to appreciate the legend and his contributions by offering a look at a 2003 C&I “Live From” interview conducted with Reynolds in advance of the release of his Hallmark western movie, Hard Ground.
The TV event came along at a time when westerns weren’t getting much big-screen steam. Said Reynolds at the time, “… it’s up to networks like Hallmark to keep the genre alive. Which is funny, when you think about it, because Westerns are geared more toward older audiences, and most television, as you know, is geared toward 12-year-olds.”
Enjoy more of the late star’s special brand of humor by reading the entire interview as it appeared below, and find Hard Ground for purchase on Amazon, if you’re interested.
Next up, a look at some of the fresh offerings at the new-and-improved cowboysindians.com:
- With Pendleton Round-Up ready to kick off September 12, we visit with Christy Burleson, a photographer with rich experience shooting the best moments of the annual rodeo spectacular.
- In the music world, we had a preview of country songsmith Jack Ingram’s upcoming appearance at the seventh annual Habitat for Horses fundraiser. There was also a Q&A with country-rock singer Rachele Lynae. And more on something I alluded to a few weeks ago: a preview of the King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller album.
- Hot tip concerning the new-and-improved cowboysindians.com: Check out our fresh Art & Culture category page to see great content from C&I’s Art Gallery section, as well as pieces on the cowboy and Native ways of life.
- This year’s Western Design Conference is in full swing — read up on what’s offered and see some of the great works on display.
- Hungry and thirsty? Get acquainted with the beers at Texas Hill Country’s Vista Brewing, and also find a recipe for Hill Country Cornbread.
And for this week’s parting shot, I leave you with more of our readers’ reactions to and comments on Burt Reynolds’ passing. The loss was felt far and wide, and many shared beautiful thoughts and reflections:
Photography: (Reynolds) Hallmark, (Pendleton Round-Up) Christy Burleson, (WDC) Courtesy Charlie Goodstrike