Aug. 22, 2021, 1:48 PM EDT

Don Everly, star of the rock ’n’ roll duo the Everly Brothers, died Saturday. He was 84.

Everly died Saturday at home in Nashville, Tennessee, his attorney and family spokesperson, Linda Edell Howard, told The Associated Press.

“Don lived by what he felt in his heart. Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams ... with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother,” the family said in a statement.

Everly was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, in 1937 to a coal mining father and a mother who loved to sing. Everly and his brother, Phil, began making music with their parents, originally singing as the Everly Family.

In the 1950s, the brothers began making music on their own and moved to Nashville. Their first hit, “Bye Bye Love,” which reached No. 2 on the pop charts and No. 1 on the country charts, sold more than a million copies.