1981, won the Virginia State Fiddle Championship.1982, won the World’s Fair Fiddle Contest in Knoxville.
1982, joined Del McCoury’s band, The Dixie Pals.
1983, an original member of the Lonesome River Band (he came up with the name).
1984, Jim and Jesse.
1985, the Lost and Found.
1985-1988, The Whites.
1988-91, The Osborne Brothers.
2003, joined the Ronnie Bowman band.
Has played fiddle with several bands in recent years including Jesse McReynolds, Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Brooks and Dunn, LeeAnn Womack, Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery and Lorrie Morgan. Has also produced recordings by The Crowe Brothers, Larry Cordle and Jesse McReynolds.
2013, formed a duo with Mark Newton. Released album Reborn (Pinecastle).
2013, a fire destroyed his Nashville home on New Year’s Eve.
2017, joined David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition.
2019, formed his own band The Time Machine; signed with Bonfire Records.