Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like.
Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it.
I'm always soul searching on a spiritual level.
I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success.
You don't want to be outside during blackfly season.
Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
It's really such a personal journey, making a record, but even more so writing the songs.
I'm not someone who is glamorous all the time.
Coming from where I came from, it was unimaginable to ever be wealthy. That was just too far out of my reach.
I'd like to see the Olympics live. I've only watched it on television.
Suffering does not discriminate.
I didn't have a choice growing up but to be more insecure because others had more.
It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.
I want to talk to people that have been through big disappointments, big emotional crises, deep life struggles, and I will learn something from that.
There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear.
I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.
I won't lie, I've had a lot of discouraging moments in the past years, moments I wasn't sure about things and doubted myself.
Now that I have and I'm not a have-not, I've learned how important it is to maintain humility.
If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.