Country singer-songwriter and musician who released the hit single “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)."
He narrated the original The Dukes of Hazzard.
He joined the group The Highwaymen with Johnny Cash.
Without even knowing how to read music, he vowed to have a career in as a musician, and never have to pick cotton again.
After divorcing his first wife Barbara Rood, he married Maxine Lawrence in 1956, Lynne Jones in 1962, and finally Jessi Colter in 1969.