Country singer who was popular in the 1950s with hits like "Whole Lotta Woman" and "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird."
He took piano lessons as a child but stopped after losing half of his thumb in a work accident as a teenager. He spent some time in the Navy during World War II before learning guitar.
He was the seventy-third person to be inducted in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
He had three daughters named Judi, Lora, and Barbara and one son named Wade.
His song "Hot and Cold" was featured on Bob Dylan's radio show Theme Time Radio Hour.