I think it's going to take my whole life to sort of get people to know what my perspective is.
Aledo will always be home to me because I spent the first 27 years of my life there - it's such a special place - and because of the experiences I had there, I've become the person I am today.
Meeting Chet was a life changing moment for me.
The large venue gives me the thrill that comes from the power in numbers.
After so many changes, I realized I'd better cling to my own family and to what I've got right here.
I've been playing swing chords for a long time.
My mother was really into big band. It was played in the house all the time.
But it's just been recently that Nashville has started to feel like home.
I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
I'm definitely not ready to move into something else. I'm having so much fun.
One of the things that I think is such a constant in country music is that the song is so much a story. I believe it is supposed to be based around a story.
I think somewhere in the back of my mind I've always wanted to make a whole swing album.
It's like Willie Nelson. You're an artist and you have different styles inside of you.
I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.