The first time I went to Sturgis, I remember thinking, 'This motorcycle thing, this is me.'

It's not just music. To me, it's songwriting more than anything. A lot of people say it's expression, but to me, it's more than that.

You meet people in the business and wonder how compassionate they are.

Every bit of joy in my heart, you know, every smile on my face is yours. It's awesome to be able to share that with somebody.

I still live in the same town where I grew up.

If I'm ever having a good time, I'll write about it so I'll remember it.

When it came to rock, I was always drawn to guitars.

I was fortunate enough to have a situation in my life where everything did shake out and hit rock bottom, and I did see who was standing there and really saw who had my back for real.

From the R&B side, I've always been a huge Brian McKnight fan. He's just as talented as it gets vocally, and as a musician. I think it'd be real cool to do something with him.

I'm not real good at surfing, and I'm terrified of sharks. That's, like, one of my main fears. Snakes, sharks, deep water, and commitment. I think those are my four big ones.

If I read a script in the future that I feel like I could have a little fun with or that reflects me well, it may be one of those things that I try out. But, of course, music's my number one priority.

Being on stage and on a motorcycle are two of the only places I feel comfortable and free. Those are my happy places.

I sing about the things that I don't have conversations about.

I'm a very happy man. I've seen how bad it can get, and I'm sure it could get worse if I let it, but all that made me appreciate where I am. Plus, I'm married to a very hot woman who got away.

I love Eighties rock.

I don't try to be somebody I'm not.

I'm a country guy from a small town, you know, and it comes across as real because it is.

I think I definitely get my soft side from my mother.

I don't need anything to have a good time or be a hell-raiser. I was born one.

Being in Nashville was not me, and I needed to go home and reset before I got in over my head.

Those people are the lifeblood of what we do. We don't have fans. We have friends.

We're gonna raise some big bucks and breed 'em and that sorta thing. Pretty excited about that.

I like to lift and do cardio to stay in shape, so I can walk the dog on somebody, and I like to be strong, but running 10 miles or a decathlon? That don't support my interests.

I don't sit down to write a country song. I don't sit down to write a rap song. I just sit down to write a song, you know what I mean? And I try to make that song the best it can be.

Fame and money and all that - you hear people say it a lot, but they don't mean a thing to me.

I'm sticking true to my roots.

I always go to my mom's house for Christmas.

A lot of people can be cheerleaders for songs and go, 'Oh, that's great,' and they don't think it.

My mom's an angel, bless her heart, for everything I put her through.

There's no smoke and mirrors here.

I got several litmus tests for songs, but usually the people at the publishing company... they're straight-shooters.

I was kind of torn between playing music or playing college football. I was going to college and really focusing on my music career.

Most of my rings are not expensive at all; they're just things that remind me of people that gave 'em to me. And they all have their own stories, their own meanings.

It's been cool to catch up, but I think I'm done with my exes. To be honest, I went out with flying colors on the majority of them.

If you're going to go out doing something, you might as well be fighting for your country or fighting for your life.

I don't want to release a CD; I want to release the real deal, so we're just gonna take our time.

A lot of things in my life changed, but I'm still a party animal. I'm leading the pack.

Cardio's not really my deal.

Every place you go to, they have their own little flair.

Don't get me wrong. There's always situations where when it gets bigger than me, it's time to go talk to mama and daddy and God.

What you see is what you get, and the majority of people in my life that loan me clothes know that they've never seen me in a suit.

I've been in situations before where something was going on, and that's the only way you can kinda cope with it is to write about it.

A lot of rap music can get repetitive.

Not to take anything away from artists who don't write their own songs, but it's always been important to me to make sure it's my story.

The only thing that makes me uncomfortable is when people that do drink, don't drink around me.

I'm as honest as I can possibly be when I write.

I'll flip a stupid tire. But I ain't running.

I'm one of the few people I've ever met who is blessed enough to be able to love the one who got away.

I don't write about anything I haven't been through.