Dolly Parton, Reba and More Say Goodbye to Movie Legend Burt Reynolds

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When news of Burt Reynolds death broke on Thursday, prominent figures from every area of entertainment spoke out to remember the movie star legend. But Burt had a special place in the heart of country fans and stars alike.

Many country stars grew up watching movies like “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Cannonball Run,” and “Deliverance.” But then there are those that actually starred with Burt in major films, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Randy Travis.

The stars took to social media to pay their respects to the Iconic actor, who made his mark on Hollywood.

Dolly Parton

“Oh how sad I am today along with Burt‘s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men. I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy and I will always love you.”

Burt and Dolly starred together in the 1982 comedy “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”

Reba McEntire

“My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in my peace my friend. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together. #BurtReynolds.”

Reba starred with Burt in the 1993 made-for-television movie “The Man From Left Field”

Rand Travis

“I loved working with Burt! As an entertainer, there wasn’t any better. As a friend, he made me better. We are all blessed to have shared the life and the love of Burt Reynolds. See you ’round the bend, my friend.”

Randy Travis’ music video for “Cowboy Boogie” featured Burt and Chuck Norris, using scenes from the movie “Wind in the Wire,” in which Randy co-starred with Burt Reynolds.

Blake Shelton

“Extremely sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds.. Possibly my favorite personality of all time. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.”

Jerry Lee Lewis

“What can I say about Burt Reynolds? He was a great man and a great actor. I’ll miss him dearly! I had the privilege of meeting with him several times through the years and each time was better than the last. There will never be another person like him! God Bless his soul and his family.”

Brad Paisley

“When Bob McDill writes the entire chorus of a #1 Don Williams song about someone, that says it all. Rest In Peace Burt Reynolds. You showed us country boys how to be cool.”

LeAnn Rimes Cibrian

“Goodbye for now my friend! You were truly one of a kind. Working with you on “Reel Love” and getting to call you “Dad” is a time I will cherish forever. Til we meet again.

Toby Keith

“Working with Burt Reynolds was a bucket list check mark. Great guy. Icon. Hey bandit, rest peaceful.”

Billy Ray Cyrus

“God Bless and RIP to THE BANDIT. Burt Reynolds was a living legend on screen and a philanthropist off screen. Rest easy.”