Singer-songwriter who has won over twenty Grammy Awards and recorded several crossover hits, including "When I Call Your Name" and "Look At Us."
He has received multiple Entertainer of the Year awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
He sang "I Will Always Love You" with Dolly Parton in 1974.
He played the guitar and the banjo in several bluegrass bands, including Mountain Smoke, which opened for KISS. He started playing with the group Pure Prairie League in 1979.
He married Janis Oliver Gill on April 12, 1980; after their divorce on June 30, 1998, he married Amy Grant on March 10, 2000. He has two daughters named Jennifer and Corrina.