Pioneering pianist who added towards the creation from the Nashville appear. He was known for his slip-note technique. He trained himself piano, and he became the pianist using the Louisiana Hayride radio display after graduation from senior high school. He was an extremely in-demand studio room musician in Nashville, dealing with Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, The Browns, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson, as well as the Everly Brothers. He was raised in the tiny city of Huttig, Arkansas. His grandson was the famed pianist and performer Jason Coleman. He collaborated with Chet Atkins and Shoes Randolph through the entire 1960s and was an associate of their Mil Dollar Band.