His saga songs like “The Fight of New Orleans,” which combine history and country music, catalyzed a musical fad and won him a Grammy Award for Best Country Recording. After senior high school he designed to sign up for the seminary, but decreased out and relocated to Alaska in 1949. He relocated back again to California and worked well at Hollywood’s Selznick Studio room in the mailroom. He received several skill contests in Louisiana, but didn’t see achievement until 1959, along with his ballad “IF IT IS Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below).” He was created in LA, California, the child of sharecropping parents who break up their time taken between California and Tx. He sang the name track for 1960 John Wayne humor traditional western, North to Alaska.