Pop country singer and musician who was named the Best-Selling Solo Artist of the Century in the United States by the RIAA in 2007.
His family hosted weekly talent shows in which he and his brother Kelly had to participate. He later earned a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University, where he threw the javelin.
His first album, an EP, hit #2 on the Country Billboard in 1989. He released six albums that went diamond by the time he returned from retirement in 2009.
He covered songs by artists like Bob Seger for his Las Vegas tour.