The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
Doing new stuff live is tough just simply because I pay my money, I stand in my seats, and I see the guys I love. And if I paid that ticket, there's a good chance that I'm there to hear the stuff that made me fall in love with 'em - we call it the 'old stuff.'
I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business.
I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home.
You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire.
No offense to music - thank you for Entertainer of the Year and all that stuff. But if you're a father or a mother, there's nothing that beats being a parent, and that's the best time of my life right there.
I'm gonna stay an album guy. In fact, concept albums are really blowing my mind right now, because if you want to promote an album, think about it - a concept album might be the way to go.
I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.
Don't change a thing. That's one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with.
If God came down here with the box that had the reason for living in it, I'd like to find just 2 words: The Music. That would be neat.
The guys have told me not to quit my day job.
I remember in the '80s, Randy Travis was my guy. He's the reason I moved to Nashville, and I just loved him. But at some point when he was winning everything, you find yourself pulling for other people.
I was lucky enough to go home and raise our babies.
I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write.
I'm worried a lot of our work day as artists is a producer's creation - not an artist's creation.
I wouldn't trade a thing. Even the troubles that I had. I have become the husband and mate to my wife that I have because of what I went through, including the bad times. I wouldn't trade that.
All the artists out there, I ask you and beg you: Take over your ship. It's your career. It's your life.
Here's my whole marketing idea: treat people the way you want to be treated.
Whatever I do, I hope it's quality, I hope it's something that's class.
I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.