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Also Known As: Died: September 1, 2008
Born: March 20, 1937 Cause of Death: complications from emphysema
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: Music ...
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Dropped out of high school at 16 to play with country stars like Faron Young and Ernest Tubb
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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>
1958:
Lowery signed Reed to his National Recording Corporation and he recorded for NRC as both artist and as a member of the staff band
1961:
Moved to Nashville to continue his songwriting career
1967:
Wrote and recorded first hit "Guitar Man," which was covered by Elvis Presley
1970:
Released his best known single and crossover hit, "Amos Moses"; earned a Grammy nomination for best male country vocal performance
1970:
Teamed with Chet Atkins for the duet album, <i>Me & Jerry</i>
1970:
Regular on the CBS variety show, "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour"
1971:
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
1972:
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
1974:
Made film debut opposite close friend Burt Reynolds in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings"
1976:
Again appeared opposite Reynolds in "Gator"; also directed by Reynolds
1977:
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
1979:
Acted in "Hot Stuff," starring and directed by Dom DeLuise
1980:
Reprised role of 'Snowman' for the sequel, "Smokey and the Bandit II"
1982:
Released the hit single, "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)"
1983:
Once again cast as 'Snowman' in "Smokey and the Bandit Part III"
1983:
Co-starred with Robin Williams and Walter Matthau in the comedy, "The Survivors"
1988:
Acted opposite Danny Glover and Gene Hackman in "Bat*21"; also executive produced
1992:
Re-teamed with Atkins for the album, <i>Sneakin' Around</i>
1998:
Portrayed the head coach for the Cougars football team in the Adam Sandler film, "The Waterboy"
1998:
Teamed with country superstars Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, and Bobby Bare to form the group Old Dogs; also released a self titled album
2006:
Final album released, <i>The Gallant Few</i> about wounded war veterans

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