Singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who was named the Country Music Academy Entertainer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. His debut hit was "Should Have Been a Cowboy."
He worked at his grandmother's supper club and played with the band; he got his first guitar when he was eight years old. After graduating from high school, he worked on an oil derrick on which he eventually became an operations manager.
He appeared in Ford commercials, singing songs such as "Ford Truck Man."
He married Tricia Lucus on March 24, 1984 and they have two daughters, Shelley Covel Rowland and Krystal "Krystal Keith" LaDawn Covel Sandubrae, and one son named Stelen Keith Covel.
He recorded the song "Piece of Work" with Jimmy Buffett. The song was released on Buffett's twenty-sixth studio album, License to Chill, in 2004.