Singer, Songwriter and Businessman Jimmy Dean died yesterday at the age of 81. He is known by most for brand of sausages that many of us have probably had at least once. They were not a centerpiece of my breakfast growing up but it is some tasty sausage.
He was also a country performer who recorded several national hits including “Bummin’ Around” and “Big Bad John” in the 1960’s which lead to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. He was also a television personality and even had a supporting role in the 1971 James Bond Movie Diamonds Are Forever!
So eat some sausage today in tribute to the king of sausage and country music!