Famous for forming and fronting the popular bluegrass and rock fusion band Hayseed Dixie, he is also notable for his 2013 solo album Un-American Gothic.
From the late 1980s until the mid 1990s, he attended the University of Tennessee and the University of Wisconsin.
While touring with his band, he rode his motorcycle for more than two hundred thousand miles.
He was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a cousin of the famous bluegrass musician Lester Flatt.
After moving to England, Wheeler had a guest spot on Simon Mayo's popular BBC Radio 2 program.