King was best known for his million selling 1962 hit, “Wolverton Mountain”.
Besides a career recording and touring, King also performed as an actor in several movies. King is among a minority of actors who are members in both the Screen Actors Guild and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He appeared in the 1982 television miniseries The Blue and the Gray and appeared in several feature films.
In 1981, Arkansas governor Frank D. White paid tribute to King and his big 1962 hit by declaring August 7 “Wolverton Mountain Day.” King released a CD called Cowboy in the White House. Most of the songs were written or co-written by him, and co-produced with Vosbury and Tillman Franks. It was released on the Sun Records label. Elvis Presley’s guitarist, James Burton, also performed on the album.