Country and rockabilly singer and guitarist who released a top 10 US Country chart album in 1972 called When You Say Love and had 5 top 10 US Country singles.
He decided to pursue a musical career after failing to make it in Major League Baseball.
He has been inducted into both the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
He got married in Nashville, Tennessee. He had a daughter named Melissa.
He released a cover of the Johnny Cash song "I Still Miss Someone."