- From Greenup County, Kentucky. Lives in Nashville.
- While in high school, played guitar with a group called Idle Times.
- After high school, played fiddle with the Goins Brothers.
- 1992, joined the Del McCoury Band at age 19, playing fiddle. He had only been playing fiddle for two years at that time.
- 1997, released solo album On the Move (Rounder).
- 2002, formed a part-time band with David Parmley called White House.
- He also performs with Ronnie and Rob McCoury in The Travelin’ McCourys.
- 2014, won his fifth IBMA Award for Fiddle Player of the Year (also won in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2013).