Recorded "Bye Bye Love" with his brother Don in The Everly Brothers. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame.
He was born in Chicago and spent most of his life in Tennessee.
He plays a steel-string guitar.
He married Jacqueline Alice Ertel in 1963 and the pair divorced in 1970. He then married Patricia Mickey in 1972 and the couple divorced in 1978.
He sang on two songs for Warren Zevon's self-titled album.