American singer who had a 1996 breakthrough album called Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation, an album of mainstream artists covering his songs.
He started writing songs at age five.
He has supported the use of medicinal marijuana.
He was raised with family in Zabulon, Georgia.
Michael Stipe of the band R.E.M produced his first two albums, Little and West of Rome, in 1990 and 1991.