Country musician who released the 1975 hit, "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)."
After teaching himself how to play both the guitar and piano, he began working with local bands prior to landing a record deal.
His album, Out of Hand, was recognized by Rolling Stone and Allmusic as one of the most important country music albums of all time.
He was married for forty-three years, to his wife Mary Lou.
He collaborated on several projects with his close friend and fellow country singer, Greg Allman.