I've always wanted to do my best to make sure it's clear that I want to keep the focus on my music.
I wish I could make multiple records, stylistically. The way that I'm gonna remedy that is to make a diverse record with a lot of different styles on one record.
I don't like the idea that in music, clothes, taste or anything, we are limited to a certain style, because we need to maintain an identity, maybe between some subculture group. Hopefully, all those walls break down, and music is just music.
I could probably recite just about every song that was on country radio between 1990 and 2000.
Obviously, I love country music, so I wanna be able to live in the country music genre and then play to country music fans.
Football sometimes is stressful. Music is more of a kind of laid-back type, chilled-out kind of activity. It kind of keeps me balanced, I guess.
Folks in Alabama seem like folks in Georgia to me. I feel like you can just about combine the two.
I realized that I could try to sound like Waylon Jennings, or I could try to be like Waylon Jennings... but it's impossible to do both.
I kept hearing all these rules: 'You can't say that in country music.' 'You can't use that kind of beat.' I became so frustrated. It may have slingshotted me, in a rebellious way, toward doing something different.
I still get excited about it. I miss playing ball.
New experiences give you new perspectives on life.
I worked at a hospital parking cars and getting folks in and out of the hospital as they would come in for their appointments.
You think about the artists I look at as icons, and you assume they were instantly embraced. That's usually not the case. In reality, they had to overcome a lot of noes to get where they wanted to be.
I played quarterback, and it was a leadership position, and even though I'm doing a solo thing now, a lot of my success is a part of assembling this team of people who are really, really talented, and their position doesn't put them out front the way mine does, but it's still a team effort.
I thought that I could have a career in music. I really didn't know exactly what I wanted to do or how I would go about doing it.
My golf game is lacking big time.
I was a product of the relationships with my family, the environment I grew up in; all those things I kind of put on the back burner when I got into music, and my life all changed dramatically.
When somebody's never heard you, that's the way to do it: Just give them music for free and let them decide for themselves if they like it or not.
I wasn't intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.
I'm conflicted about the lyric tattoo thing. I feel like that's a lifetime decision, and I always feel like, 'I hope you don't regret this a couple years from now when you get tired of that song.'