- From Sandy Hook, Kentucky.
- 1973-4, was a member of Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys.
- 1975, worked with Lillimae and the Dixie Gospelaires.
- 1976-1986, was lead singer for Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (the longest tenure of any lead singer in the Blue Grass Boys. He appeared on 12 of Monroe’s albums.)
- 1986-present, joined the Cumberland Highlanders and co-hosts their TV show on the Outdoor Channel
- Also performs with his own Wayne Lewis Band.