Gentle on My Mind singer who hosted his own TV show.
He got heavy support from his uncle, who taught him guitar and brought him out to play with his band.
He won four Grammys in 1967 for pop and country.
He got married to Diane Kirk in 1952, then to Billie Jean Nunley on September 20, 1959, then to Sarah Davis on September 3, 1976, and then to Kim Campbell on October 25, 1982.
He was personally chosen by John Wayne to co-star in the film True Grit.