Arnold Palmer is my favorite, just getting to know him and all of the film on him and his game. He was the first real superstar in golf. You had Bobby Jones and all of those guys, but Arnold Palmer was bigger than life.
I've got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with 'the Nature Boy' on the back. That's awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years.
It's always a positive when radio is playing your music and fans are responding.
I played every position, from right tackle to quarterback and everything in between.
I've gotten to play so many of the great courses around the country and overseas. Sometimes it pays to be the golf guy. People always want to take me to the golf course. I love it.
My kids don't care about anything. I'm just Dad to them. They don't get excited about anything.
If I did a show and didn't do Hootie songs, I would be ripping people off.
You always wanna make the best record you ever made, and if I feel like I didn't do that, I wouldn't put it out.
I always tell people, the first time I heard 'She Talks To Angels,' those lyrics did something to me.
One of the things that I'm dying to do is to sing the hook on a big rap song.
School was very important to me ,and music was what kept me coming back.
No doubt about it, country is a much more family-friendly business than pop.
The first year I started liking the Dolphins was Super Bowl VI, which they lost to the Cowboys. I was 5. My whole family was pulling for the Cowboys, so I rooted for the Dolphins. They lost, and I cried.
I'm black because I was born this way. I'm proud of it. Thank God I am who I am.
Country music's so about the nuclear family and living the southern lifestyle and everything.
I've been a Robert Randolph fan forever, since 2001. I just thought he was so cool; you don't see a black kid playing the slide the way he plays. No one plays like Robert.
There's nothing like sitting and watching the Masters on TV.
People go, 'Oh, you're another guy who crossed over to country.' I say, name another one. Name one other pop singer who's done what I've done as a country singer. There isn't one.
Remember the Stax label and how if you liked one record, you liked all the others as well? You don't talk to a lot of people who tell you how much they love their record label. I don't care how many records they sell.
The other guys in Hootie were into rock. I brought the country influence.
I'm a big Black Crowes guy. I think they are one of America's greatest rock & roll bands ever.
I've known Tiger since he was 18. Tiger is a great guy. I am so happy for him right now.
I grew up in South Carolina. A lot of what I remember back in the day is AM radio. When I was a kid, you could hear Stevie Wonder and Buck Owens on the same station. All the walls and lines between music were taken down for me.
To have John Mellencamp compliment my songwriting? That was unreal.
I love Bob Dylan. 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of my top five records.
We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
When I'm singing a song, I'm in that song, and I'm thinking about what emotions I should bring to the song. Voicing a character was very similar. It was high energy, and I had to really think about the emotion of what was going on in the scene.
It seems that with other kind of music, they are looking for the next big thing, but with country music, they might be looking for that, but they also want to have that warm blanket that helped them through that relationship or that singer they have always loved.
I'd work with Charles Kelley anytime. I'd go do a 'Pancho and Lefty' record with Charles. He is class, man.
Music education was always big for me. Ever since I was a young kid, I always said it was the reason I went to school sometimes and knowing if I didn't do well in class that my mom wasn't gonna let me sing in school or sing at that concert.
I had an AM radio and listened to Al Green, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Charley Pride and Cheap Trick - sometimes in the same hour on the same station!
Ice Cube is doing so great. He went from being this hardcore gangster rapper to this actor now. He's doing children's movies and all this stuff - he's rocking it.
Hearing Radney Foster was big for me, like hearing Al Green or R.E.M. for the first time.
I have major respect for Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood and Sugarland. They are wonderful. They're superstars in the music business.
A lot of times, I don't want to listen to my stuff, because I'm thinking maybe I didn't do my best.
Great music will always rise to the top if you give it a chance.
I'll take the kids to school after breakfast. I love doing that - love being a dad.
I think I made records, since early on, that people wanted to listen to.
I don't think I get the respect as a singer. With this record, I wanted to bring respect to my band.
I'm a kid who grew up in an all African-American neighborhood and got into schools and aspired to just be me, and didn't worry about labels or anything. Just wanted to be a success at what I did.
I remember riding around with my friends with 'Ain't Even Done with the Night' cranked up and my windows down. Those were great days.
I remember my brother was always a jerk to me. One time, he bought Jimi Hendrix's 'Smash Hits,' and he gave it to me because he didn't like it, thinking it was a punishment.
Everything that I do on stage comes from seeing the Black Crowes in '95 in Charlotte. For 'Let Her Cry,' I was just trying to write 'She Talks to Angels.'
I'm lucky my wife is a strong woman. She's one of the stronger people I've ever met. It's hard for me to be away, but I know my home life is fine because my wife is there.