John was first attracted to Rock n Roll and played in a rock band in his teens, but he heard the music of George Jones and Merle Haggard and was attracted to Country music.
He moved to Nashville in 1971, arriving unannounced at his sister’s home, and took odd jobs and played clubs at night.
It took six years of steady plugging, but in 1977, he signed his first recording contract.
When “Swingin'” hit the radio in 1983, the song went to number one and became the biggest selling record in the history of Warner Brothers.
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