Hoyt recorded for many record labels during his career such as Vee-Jay, Horizon, Exodus, Capitol, and MCA.
Hoyt once earned a scholarship to play football at Oklahoma State University.
Hoyt: I'm one of those fringe dudes: half folkie, half hippie, half Okie. My input has been very eclectic. I was always surrounded by all kinds of music as my family moved around the country: jazz, classical, gospel, whatever. The influences enter from a lot of directions.