I was born and raised on a sharecroppers farm in Jackson Springs, NC. I came up hard and about as poor as anyone could be. Been through some tough times, but God has always seen me through, and i give him all the praise and thanks for that. I am married to a wonderful woman from Sweden named Annette. I have 3 great kids (Scott, Crystal, Tyler ages 39, 37, and 16). I have 3 grandchildren and 3 step children. i have two lazy cats .. Love to sing and especially love to sing Country, Gospel and old 50's 60's rock. Some of my hobbies are landscaping, antiques, weightlifting, tennis, old westerns like Gunsmoke, & Bonanza. Favorite singers are many: DOLLY PARTON, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, George Jones,MARTY ROBBINS, Ricky Van Shelton, Tammy Wynette, , Alan Jackson. I have nicknames..the Big O from my basketball days, and Superman (SUPE)from my powerlifting days.The nickname Superman stuck with me till today!