American singer, songwriter, and actor who was best known as the brother of popular singer Dolly Parton.
He released his debut single, Hold Me Like You Never Had Me, in 1981. It reached number 30 on the US country chart.
He had a song featured on the 1984 soundtrack to the film Rhinestone.
He was born the eighth of twelve children to Robert Lee Parton Sr. and Avie Lee Caroline Owens.
He was the brother of country singing superstar Dolly Parton.