At my shows, I've been fortunate to see every walk of life.

Performing with Thomas Rhett our song 'Craving You,' I'm so excited for the fans to see it and sort of see our worlds come together because I feel like he's sort of a genre pusher and boundary pusher, and I feel the same way about my music.

It's a pipe dream, but for me, I've always wanted a Tesla. I would never have to go to a gas station.

They say it can all change with one song, and in my case, that rings very true, I was shocked that it happened this quickly.

I'm just getting back into my songwriting groove. It's still pretty early. But I don't want to make 'Hero 2.' It's going to be different.

Being the everyman in the writing room helps a lot: you have to be a real collaborator and selfless, and not have ego when you walk in there. That's the antithesis of the artist mentality.

There are so many times I turn on the radio, and I hear a guy, and I have no idea who it is because it sounds like four other people.

I wanted to become a better songwriter, so it seemed like a no-brainer to move to Nashville, where some of the best writers in the world live.

I remember thinking the Nineties were uncool: 'I landed in the generation where nothing happens.'

I internalize a lot of thoughts, and sometimes it seems like I'm not listening or totally zoned out, but I'm always on a loop of ideas and song titles. I'm definitely kind of a space cadet, but I'm very laid back.

I just love when girls rock short hair, because they can't hide behind anything. I feel more empowered with short hair.

I love playing with my dog and just sitting on the patio with people I don't get to see very often anymore. I'm a pretty simple gal.

The art of songwriting is just stumbling your way to something really special, and you don't know what you're going to write until you are writing it. There is no formula. And, sometimes, you really have to work at it and hunker down.

It's not my aim to be this, like, 'savior for females.' I just want to make good music.

There are the aesthetic pressures for a woman to be pretty and sexy, but not sexual or have desires beyond winning a guy's affections.

A lot of new artists sign their deal and then go into a development stage for a year or two or sometimes never get out of it. For me, because I had been a working songwriter in town, I had a collection of songs that I was ready to make into an album. At the time, I didn't realize it was becoming an album, but it was.

I'm young, but I've been doing this a long time... There's obviously a lot of hard work that goes into it. It's a hard town. There's a lot of talent here. It's all about timing, too. I just feel like I finally found the right town and the right song.

I'll just drive around if I'm stuck on something or have a case of writer's block.

I'm not this bright-eyed 17-year-old that got signed to a label and is listening to all these suits tell them the best plan of action.

I care about women's rights and reproductive rights and my gay friends being able to keep their marriages official. You don't want your genre to disown you for it - and I don't think they would now - but you still see that sort of hatred and vitriol that comes with disagreeing with the conservative agenda.

Enjoy every moment because it is so good and just a testament to all the work you've put in.

I thought there was a glitch when they told me that in two or three weeks 'My Church' hit a million streams.

With streaming services, the walls have come down a bit on genres. So I never really set out to make a country record or a pop record. I just wanted to make it mine.

I think more guys should wake up and realize we're equal. You don't have to take care of me.

You can't be rolling into town with stars in your eyes. A lot of people get to Nashville and immediately start selling themselves: 'Let's go to lunch and talk about the business!' Then you realize everyone is talented here.

It definitely is an ice breaker going into the awards already having one, and it was just so crazy when I heard I did win because I was in London at the time, and we were doing a festival out there, and my manager was like, 'You just won an ACM.' And I was like, 'How? It's so early!'

I love listening to the radio because there's something about that discovery, that platform, still being the main medium. And it is changing with streaming services, but I like to listen to what people are listening to and figure out why is this song so catchy.

I did choir, soccer, some theater. The only weird thing about my life was that I was playing honky-tonks on the weekends.

When you walk off the stage, I think the end point is that you enjoyed yourself. I get to say that almost every time - either I made a few new fans or something resonated.

Fine arts education in public schools is really abysmal. The same emphasis should be put on music, theater, dance - anything creative - that's put on math and science.

I'm not in the teenybopper bracket, and I'm not in the 30-plus bracket. The fan response has been really widespread, age-wise.

Nashville has become sort of this go-to writing city for every genre.

My songs have some street talk in them, but that's the way I talk and the way a lot of people I know talk.

I'm a huge country fan and am always inspired by classic country.

I've paved this road myself, and no one else has walked it the same exact way that I have. There are people that helped kick the door in, but it's really satisfying to be in a place where you know who you are and you've figured yourself out.

I didn't move to Nashville with any inkling or dreams of getting a record deal. I didn't have those stars in my eyes. I just wanted to take a break, relax, and figure out songwriting.

I missed being onstage behind the microphone. After a while, it was hard to hear another voice singing my lyrics.

I'm a '90s kid, so I loved 'NSync and the Spice Girls.

I want to be as gracious and thankful as I can because it has been a long road.

I feel like when I get into most rooms, melodies come really easily to me, and they sound good in my head. I never really know until I hear the song back and it's finished if it actually is good.

You need someone there that gets what you're going through.

There's not a lot of good content to write about when you're 13 years old, so you just have to kind of fake it.

I think about the people that I've seen change because they believed in their own hype. I just never want that to happen to me.

I didn't grow up around a lot of souped-up automobiles. I love my Prius.

I was rejected from 'American Idol' - and I'm happier for it now.

If I got dropped tomorrow or every single I released from now on tanked, I'd be devastated, but I'd also still be doing this. I'd still be writing songs. I'd still be recording them. I was doing that for four years in Nashville. This is just on a larger stage.

I have a Prius, but I'd love to have a white convertible like Richard Gere's in 'American Gigolo.'

The support I've had from home has made it so much more fun to put music out.

There's no grace period between album one and album two.