After a three years career as a Starfighter pilot for the U.S Airforce (no bigger kick than burse through the sonic barrier) and three years of surviving in a shed in the woods with only his dog Elvis Firewolf, his old Cadillac and his guitar he became part of the Nashville country scene. He wrote the million-seller “Ladies Love Outlaws” for Waylon Jennings (Outlaws is from that moment a understanding in Country music). Then he wrote songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson etc. and in 1979 he recorded his milestone ‘Naked Child’ with the Irish session lead-guitarist Philip Donnelly. During the recording sessions with a.o. J.J. Cale and Klaus Voorman the atmosphere got such a vibe that songs like “A Little Cocaine”, “10.000 years” and “I Ride Alone” were captured in one take.