- From Nashville. Originally from Memphis.
- Best known as a songwriter. His songs were recorded by many top artists, including Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, Randy Travis, Ray Stevens, the Osborne Brothers, the Lewis Family, etc.
- Some of his best known hits: “Brother Jukebox,” “Blue Heartache,” “Dropkick Me Jesus (through the Goal Posts of Life),” “Midnight Flyer,” “Teardrops Will Kiss the Morning Dew.”
- 1961, played banjo in Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys.
- 1998, released Brother Jukebox album (Strictly Country).
- 2002, released Raised By the Rail Road Line album (Strictly Country).
- 2007, released Too Bad You’re No Good album (Strictly Country).
- 2014, died at the age of 76.