Country artist who has charted more than thirty singles on the charts including the #1 hits "I Got Mexico" and "Shine Shine Shine."
He started playing in a band when he was thirteen and worked for a radio station in Georgia before releasing any music.
He was a successful songwriter, having written for many popular artists including The Oak Ridge Boys; he created their 1982 single, "Thank God for Kids."
He was born into a family of eleven children.
He has been a songwriter for Elvis Costello.