- From Peoria, Illinois.
- A country-rock singer and guitarist who had numerous Gold and Platinum albums including Souvenirs (1974), Captured Angel (1975), Nether Lands (1977) and the Innocent Age (1981). Hit songs included “Leader of the Band,” “Hard to Say,” “Run for the Roses,” and “Make Love Stay.”
- 1985, recorded a landmark bluegrass album called High Country Snows with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Herb Pederson, Doc Watson, David Grisman and other bluegrass artists.
- 2007, died at the age of 56 after a long battle with prostate cancer.