Bluegrass vocalist and guitarist who have won the International Bluegrass Music Association Man Vocalist of the entire year Honor twice. He started playing acoustic guitar when he was youthful, inspired by performers like Wayne Raney. He earned the IBMA for Recording of the entire year and Documented Event of the entire year for his recording 40 in 2005. His family members originates from the Appalachian Hill region. His big break was getting the guitarist for Ralph Stanley as well as the Stanley Sibling Band.