He started playing guitar in high school and went on to attend Belmont University. He met his bandmate, Brian Kelley, there.
He won the New Artist of the Year Award from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013 and, at the 2014 CMA Awards, he and Kelley were named Vocal Duo of the Year.
He was raised with a younger sister. His parents are named Roy Wayne and Amy. He married Hayley Stommel in July of 2015.
He featured Nelly on a remix to his 2012 single "Cruise."