Lead singer and songwriter with the country group The Statler Brothers. He was a songwriter and co-wrote forty of the sixty-six Billboard-charting songs the band released.
He began singing with his brother and two friends when he was fourteen.
He has published seven books, including Sunday Morning Memories.
He and his wife Debbie Reid live in Staunton, Virginia with their Cocker Spaniel Lucy.
One of his songs was recorded by Johnny Cash.