American singer known for releasing several #1 singles including "In My Eyes" and "Lady Lay Down." He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
He was born and raised on Kentucky soil and lived on a farm. He signed with ABC Records after working as a radio DJ for a number of years.
He is a licensed mortician.
He married Gale Conlee. They have three children: Rebecca, Jessica, and Johnny.
He has played many Farm Aid concerts, the charity concert series that wass founded by fellow country music legend Willie Nelson.