East Tennessee State University
Released 13th studio album Welcome to the Fishbowl, which included the Tim McGraw duet "Feel Like a Rock Star"
Yielded multiple No. 1s including "The Boys of Fall," "Somewhere With You," "Live a Little," and "Reality" from Hemingway's Whiskey
Wrote and produced the football documentary "Boys of Fall" (ESPN)
Switched to "gulf and Western" musical style with Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Released first live album of career Live: Live Those Songs Again
Won CMA award for Album of the Year and named Entertainer of the Year for When the Sun Goes Down
Began mainstream crossover with seventh studio album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
Released first Greatest Hits compilation
Earned double platinum-selling status with Everywhere We Go
Released first No. 1 hit "She's Got It All," from the album I Will Stand
Named Academy of Country Music's New Male Vocalist of the Year
Sophomore album All I Need to Know spawned the hits "Fall in Love," the title track, and "Grandpa Told Me So"
Released debut album In My Wildest Dreams with the independent label Capricorn Records
Auditioned with Opryland Music Group and received a songwriting contract
Moved to Nashville, TN after graduating college
Recorded a self-released demo at Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, VA
Raised in Luttrell, TN
Started his own rum company called Blue Chair Bay Rum
His fanbase is called "No Shoes Nation"