Winner of 4 Nation Music Association Honours, including Man Vocalist of the entire year, Single of the entire year, Song of the entire year, and Record of the entire year. His tune “There Goes My Everything” was popular in 1966. He discovered how to enjoy electric guitar when he was a decade old and proved helpful as a disk jockey at a radio place when he was an adolescent, before being truly a regular on the tv screen display Tennessee Barn Dance when he was eighteen. He was once an integral part of Ernest Tubb’s support band, The Tx Troubadours, in 1962. He was created in Maryville, Tennessee. His last album, Precious Recollections, Treasured Friends, premiered this year 2010 and included some duets, including one with Lorrie Morgan.