Ingram Cecil Connor III was born in Winter Haven, Florida,in 1946. He is known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work
within the country music genre; he also popularized what he called "Cosmic American Music", a hybrid of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, and rock. Besides recording as a solo artist, he played with the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. His relatively short career is described by AllMusic as "enormously influential" for country and rock, "blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. Genres - Country, country rock, rock, folk rock, alternative country, Americana.