Country singer who debuted with a cover of Tony Rich's song, "Nobody Knows," which topped the charts for four weeks.
He survived a rare form of bone cancer when he was a teenager and then worked at an amusement park in California before recording demos, which lead to his music career.
He has been actively involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and released a book called Tragedy's Gift in 2004.
His parents were restaurant owners.
He is a cancer survivor and singer like Delta Goodrem.