Country singer and songwriter who performed with Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for five decades. He has released songs including "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl."
He worked on his family's farm and learned to play guitar at age nine.
He is known for the #1 singles "Let Me Be the One" and "Please Help Me, I'm Falling."
He was married to Anita Crooks, with whom he had five children.
His song, "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," was performed by Dolly Parton .