- From Leitchfield, Kentucky. Lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- Began playing guitar at age 13, mandolin a few years later.
- 1988, formed The New Tradition, a gospel group.
- Has also worked with Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, the Marty Raybon Band, Special Consensus, Charlie Sizemore.
- 2004, was a founding member of the Grascals. Toured with Dolly Parton.
- 2004, released first solo album Mandolin Orchard (Butler Music Group).
- 2014, released Nighthawk album (Mountain Home).