I’m not a huge fan of Country music (there are exceptions), so I don’t know his work; but I do recognise the name.
He was also a big crossover artist with “Young Love” and “Runnin’ Bear”. I remember him well in those days.
When I was young many years ago, my grandmother told me he was some sort of cousin of ours, but I never quite learned where the family connections lay. Oh, well.