I don't want to be in love but you're makin' me
I truly loved you, but now I'm walking away
The things that matteredWere broken and shatteredOne by one
Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done.
I think the people at my record label know I'm a Christian and again, I've been really blessed that I've never had to get into a head-butt war over moral standards or anything like that.
Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that.
Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining, but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I'm doing what I love.
I have an awesome church home and an awesome Pastor down in L.A., and I couldn't be happier.
I think I'm more influenced, just in general, not by blues artists, but more by stuff from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder is probably my biggest musical influence of all. And Donny Hathaway.
It's an honor to win a Grammy, of course.
I've been getting into different gospel artists; Aretha Franklin is someone I've been listening to a lot of.
My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen.