Country music's first Latino chart-topping artist who had six #1 singles in the 1970s, including "Desperado."
He moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age twenty-one to pursue a music career. He signed with Mercury Records in the early 1970s.
He had his only #1 US Country album with his debut effort Introducing, in 1973.
He has a daughter named Aubrey with his third wife, Debbie McNeely.
He performed the duet "Out Last Night" with Donna Fargo in 1987.