At the tender age of 17, Pam Tillis began her entertainment career as an actress. Tillis's early music mostly appeared in comedies like "Tough Guys Don't Dance" (1987) with Ryan O'Neal, the Geena Davis film "Thelma & Louise" (1991) and "Hangin' With the Homeboys" (1991). An an actress as well as a musician, Tillis took on a part in "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015) and "The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (NBC, 1986-87). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "XXX's & OOO's" (CBS, 1993-94). She also appeared in the TV special "The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman" (CBS, 1993-94). During these years, she also worked in film, earning a part in the River Phoenix musical "The Thing Called Love" (1993). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The Road" (The Nashville Network, 1994-96). Additionally, she could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Peace in the Valley" (The Nashville Network, 1996-97) and "Evening of Country Greats" (The Nashville Network, 1996-97). Most recently, Tillis appeared in "Nashville" (ABC, 2012-). Tillis won a Best Country Collaboration With Vocals Grammy Award in 1998.