Songwriter for many artists, including Carrie Underwood; he wrote her #1 hit and Grammy Award-winning song "Jesus, Take the Wheel" in 2006.
He graduated from Christian Heritage Academy High School in 1985 and started his career in the music industry as a singer with Career Records in 1995.
He studied at the University of Oklahoma's medical school while taking a break from his music career in 2000.
He and his wife Sandy have two sons.
He worked as a record producer on Taylor Swift's re-release of her self-titled album.