Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't think my music's as traditional as people make it out.
I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.
You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I'm just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of 'em.
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.
If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing - like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album - the end result is what counts.
If it's a good song and it fits me, that's what I'm going to do, I'm not out there trying to change the world. I'm just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.
I get asked sometimes 'What's the highlight of my career?' because I've been doing it for so long, and I always have a hard time coming up with something, because so many good things have happened.
I think that all my albums are different enough where I don't feel like I did this the last time.
I think the melody is the first time I hear in a song and if I like the melody, then I'll pay closer attention to the lyrics.
Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time.
When I think about putting together an album, the process of listening to hundreds of songs each time and picking out the best 10 or so that will go on the record, it really sinks in as to just how many songs I've listened to all these years.
I always enjoy it when I walk on stage. There were some times when I was working so much in the '80s, and I felt really burnt-out. But I'd be up there singing and not be 10,000 million miles away, you know, just opening my mouth and the words coming out.
I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry.