My primary craft is writing, and song writing was always what moved me along. I fell into the folk scene early on because of the importance of the song and lyrics there and then followed that with some rock and roll and country efforts.
Country Music Quotes
I liked the Monkees songs quite a bit. I wasn’t much of a pop writer. I tended, and still do, toward country blues and lyrics with little moments in them — all pretty far off the pop songs of the ’60s.
I think in this country we keep returning to blues and country because they’re our two indigenous musical forms.
I’ve always loved music since I was born, but it was never genre specific. I listened and loved and found something that I related to in everything, so whether that was country, blues, jazz or pop, I found myself in that.
I’ve always been a little left of center of what the trends are, no matter what they are. That’s not on purpose. That’s just who I am as an artist.
As far as knowing what a hit is before it is one, I’ve never been able to figure that out.
I’ve always had some huge songs that were outside cuts. I got a lot of friends that write really great songs! I wouldn’t have moments like “Little Red Wagon” or “The House That Built Me” if I was gonna write everything myself.
We lived like the Amish people. We had no electricity and no running water. No power. We did everything by hand. But Mom took me to the fair in Georgetown, South Carolina. I was about 4 years old. And I was watching Ernest Tubb, the country singer. They called him ‘The Travelling Troubadour.’ When I […]
I’m doing a cover album. I’m doing a cover album sans Auto-Tune, but it’s not the type of cover album people are thinking I’m going to do. I’m doing all classic rock and country songs. I’m doing ‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra, doing ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ and ‘Tennessee Whiskey.’ I’m doing stuff like […]