Beginning his career as a performer and producer for the Bill Gaither Trio, he produced the 1st 4 Gaither Vocal band albums selling more than 1 million units. Out of his relationships there he formed the Grammy nominated Rock Group White Heart with producer/guitar player Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Keith Urban) in 1982. White Heart went on to tour worldwide through 1998, selling over 2.5 million records, with 17 #1 Singles, 2 Grammy nominations, and 23 Dove nominations.