Guitarist best known for playing lead guitar in the American hard rock band Black Stone Cherry. He and the band have earned acclaim for albums like 2008's Folklore and Superstition and 2011's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, both of which hit number one on the U.K. rock album charts.
He and Black Stone Cherry drummer John Fred Young began playing music together as teenagers in Edmonton, Kentucky.
He was interviewed about his suicide attempt by The You Rock Foundation, a web series dedicated to interviewing rock stars about their struggles with depression.
He has been married and has a son.
His band opened for Bad Company, fronted by Paul Rodgers, in 2013.