Smith was an American Country singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the former husband of June Carter Cash and Goldie Hill and the drinking companion of Johnny Cash. He was one of country's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 hits. His success continued well into the 1970s, when he had a charting single every year except one. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.