1956 – He was born on the 23rd day of October this year in Pikeville, Kentucky, and raised in Columbus, Ohio.
1974 – He graduated from Columbus's Northland High School on June 9 of this year.
1984 – He had his recording debut was on the independent album A Town South of Bakersfield, planned and produced by Pete Anderson, in this year.
1990 – His composition “If There Was a Way” was another best-seller.
1996 – He has also taken some acting roles, most notably as the abusive alcoholic Doyle in “Sling Blade.”
1997 – He recorded a cover of the Clash's "Train in Vain" in this year.
1999 – He has written or covered many Elvis Presley-style rockabilly songs, including his popular covers of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
2002 – He played a sociopath killer in the movie “Panic Room.”
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