1978 - Directs and stars in the film "Renaldo and Clara."
1979 - Studies Christianity at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship school in California.
1979-1981 - The next three album releases, "Slow Train Coming," "Saved," and "Shot of Love," reflect his new Christian beliefs.
February 27, 1980 - Wins a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Gotta Serve Somebody."
1980s - Tours with Tom Petty and the Grateful Dead.
1988 - Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Traveling Wilburys album "Volume 1" is released with Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and George Harrison.
February 21, 1990 - Wins a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - The Traveling Wilburys, for "Traveling Wilburys Volume One."
May 1997 - Is hospitalized for a fungal infection called histoplasmosis.
1997 - Performs for Pope John Paul II in Bologna, Italy.
December 1997 - Receives the Kennedy Center honors which recognize a lifetime achievement in the performing arts, the first rock musician to do so.
February 28, 1998 - Wins three Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary Folk Album for "Time Out of Mind," Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Cold Irons Bound," and Album of the Year for "Time Out of Mind."
2001 - Wins a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys" (2000).
2003 - Writes and stars in the film "Masked and Anonymous."
October 2004 - "Chronicles: Volume One", Dylan's autobiography, is released.
April 28, 2006 - Kicks off the first Jazz Fest in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
May 3, 2006 - Dylan begins a weekly radio show on XM satellite radio, called the "Theme Time Radio Hour."
February 11, 2007 - Wins two Grammy Awards: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Someday Baby" and Contemporary Folk/Americana Album for "Modern Times."
April 7, 2008 - Wins a Pulitzer Prize special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
February 9, 2010 - Performs "The Times, They are a Changing" at the White House in honor of Black History month, as part of the President's Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement.
January 2011 - Signs a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster.
April 2011 - Performs for the first time in Vietnam and mainland China.
May 29, 2012 - Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama during a ceremony in the White House East Room.
September 11, 2012 - His 35th studio album, "Tempest," is released.