I wanted to do anything I could
People also need to know this is an ongoing problem. It's not just something you give your to and forget.
My life's a wreck, and I love it.
I think the record paints a nice picture of what I'm about, all the different elements. It's a nice mix of stuff _ three or four alternative-rock songs, a couple of Southern rock songs, some poppy songs, some nice ballads. It's not too far out in left field for anyone.
'Valley of Angels' is about the idea that things aren't perfect. Everyone fumbles and falls and makes mistakes. When you're down, you might not feel there's any place of serenity you can find. It's about finding peace.
I'm a big fan. I love that show, man. I got to meet him, and I got to meet Beth (Chapman's wife). I told him I wrote a song, 'Tombstones Don't Talk Back,' because of something Leland (Chapman's son) had said on the show. It was great.
More than anything, though, I'd like to do some co-writing with these cats
ReAct Now: Music
We have to pitch to the record company like everybody else
to lift some spirits up.
I'm not trying to be evasive, but when I say yes and no, I say 'yes' because there are narrow-minded people that won't look past the logo and 'no' because 'American Idol' put me in front of millions of people and I would not have a career without 'Idol.
Just practice hard and stay grounded. Treat people like you want to be treated and work hard.
I picked and co-wrote the songs that if I was a guy who would be spending my hard-earned money buying an album I would want to hear.
Obviously everybody knows that I'm an original songwriter and I got my band. And the guys in 'Sugar Money,' no matter what, are part of my family and they always got something to do with me, and I don't care if they just hang out with me.
But whatever the Lord throws at me right now, I think I've been given more blessings than I ever deserved. If he wants to top it off with anything - boy, girl - I would love either of them.