Dropped out of high school at 16 to play with country stars like Faron Young and Ernest Tubb
At age 18, he was signed by record producer Bill Lowery to cut his first record, <i>If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creeks Don't Rise</i>
Lowery signed Reed to his National Recording Corporation and he recorded for NRC as both artist and as a member of the staff band
Moved to Nashville to continue his songwriting career
Wrote and recorded first hit "Guitar Man," which was covered by Elvis Presley
Released his best known single and crossover hit, "Amos Moses"; earned a Grammy nomination for best male country vocal performance
Teamed with Chet Atkins for the duet album, <i>Me & Jerry</i>
Regular on the CBS variety show, "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour"
Released first solo album, <i>When You're Hot, You're Hot</i>; was also the title of his biggest hit single on the album
Featured in an episode of Hanna-Barbera's animated series, "The New Scooby-Doo Movies" (CBS); also performed the song "Pretty Mary Sunlite" in the episode
Made film debut opposite close friend Burt Reynolds in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings"
Again appeared opposite Reynolds in "Gator"; also directed by Reynolds
Wrote "East Bound and Down," the theme song to the film "Smokey and the Bandit" starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field; also featured in the film as Cledus `Snowman¿ Snow
Acted in "Hot Stuff," starring and directed by Dom DeLuise
Reprised role of `Snowman¿ for the sequel, "Smokey and the Bandit II"
Released the hit single, "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)"
Once again cast as `Snowman¿ in "Smokey and the Bandit Part III"
Co-starred with Robin Williams and Walter Matthau in the comedy, "The Survivors"
Acted opposite Danny Glover and Gene Hackman in "Bat*21"; also executive produced
Re-teamed with Atkins for the album, <i>Sneakin' Around</i>
Portrayed the head coach for the Cougars football team in the Adam Sandler film, "The Waterboy"
Teamed with country superstars Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, and Bobby Bare to form the group Old Dogs; also released a self titled album
Final album released, <i>The Gallant Few</i> about wounded war veterans