Country star whose single "Austin" rose to #1 on the County Billboard for five weeks in 2001. His first three albums were Gold-certified. At the 2014 CMA Awards, he was named Male Vocalist of the Year.
He began singing and playing guitar when he was in middle school and wrote his first song at age fifteen. He received a Denbo Diamond Award in Oklahoma when he was sixteen.
His brother Richie died in 1990, and the song he wrote about him, "Over You," won the CMA Song of the Year Award in 2012.
He grew up with his brother Richie and his sister Endy, raised by his father who was a used car dealer and his mother who owned a beauty salon. He married Kaynette Williams on November 17, 2003; after their divorce in 2006, he married Miranda Lambert on May 14, 2011. He and Miranda divorced in 2015, then he began dating Gwen Stefani.
In 2011, he began working as a vocal coach on the NBC show, The Voice, alongside