Born : April 03, 1928 - Shelby, NC, United States
Died : November 17, 2003 - Nashville, TN, United States
Collaborated briefly with Sue Thompson in the 1970's.
Became a cast member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1958
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001