Country music star known for On a Good Night, Old Enough to Know Better, and several other hit singles.
He dropped out of college to move to Nashville where his goal was to break into the country music scene.
He discovered he had Stage IV colon cancer in December 2011, which inspired him to write Is It Already Time about his ordeal.
He married Danni Boatwright, a former beauty queen, in 1999, who appeared in his videos for Tore Up from the Floor Up and Up North (Down South, Back East, Out West). They divorced in 2003.
He was inspired to write his own songs after seeing Ricky Skaggs' performance at the 1991 Country Music Association Awards.