American country music singer best known for his 1968 single "Let the World Keep On A-Turnin.'" Billboard has awarded him the honor of Music Director of the Year four times.
He was born Alvis Alan Owens and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He started a rock band when he was fourteen years old called the Chosen Few.
He retired from recording in 1976 and became a radio station music director.
He is the son of country music singers
He is a contemporary of legendary country singer Johnny Cash.