Best known for writing songs such as This Kiss, which was recorded by Faith Hill.
She learned how to play the guitar and piano as a young girl.
Her songs were recorded by countless artists, including Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and Bette Midler.
She had a son named Ernest who also became a musician.
Her song Sand and Water was sung by Elton John during his 1997 world tour.