Everyday I see a little more of my father in me.
I don't want to impress, I want to inspire.
From the cradle to the grave, temptations all around. But no matter how good the fix, its gonna take you down.
It took a while for her to figure out she could run but when she did she was long gone, Long gone.
You changed my life. You changed my ways. I don't even recognize myself these days. It must be a reflection of you, only you.
If it's a real dream it's uncrushable.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
Life is about holding on and letting go.
I think there's just so many people in the world that don't feel understood, and when you hear a song and you go, 'Oh, that song understands me,' that's an amazing feeling. I get it when I listen to the radio... That's a beautiful part of music.
Someone said one time, 'If your marriage isn't your priority, you're not married,' and I thought, for me that's so true. So as long as I keep her as a priority, everything else sort of seems to work. And when I don't keep it as a priority, it's ... Jenga.
I don't swear much; I've taken those words out of my vocabulary, and having kids, you have to have two sets of language!
If I knew what I was doing, I'd be doing it right now. I would be the best damn poet, silver words out of my mouth. My words might not be magic, but they cut straight to the truth. So if you need a lover and a friend, baby, I'm in.
Raw is a good place for an artist. It's where the truth comes out.
I'm a little more comfortable in that role. I love being in the studio.
Everybody needs somebody sometimes.
I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs.
There's no soul in perfection.
The older I get the more I can see
How much he loved my mother and my brother and me
And he did the best that he could
And I only hope when I have my own family
That everyday I see a little more of my father in me.
When you put your arms around me,
You let me know there's nothing in this world I can't do
Since I was a kid I just wanted to be in Nashville.
Country seems to be finding a bigger audience. Certainly an audience out of the general country scene is finding me.
I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does.
I'm grateful when anybody can start to have his or her limited perception of the genre open up a little bit, ... There's a lot of great music in the country genre that doesn't get heard because people say, 'Well, I don't like country.
Once we get into the groove, we're kind of like long-distance runners - that adrenalin kicks in for me and I just keep running - and I don't stop!
I've never wanted to name an album from a song title if I could avoid it because I like it to be a body of work.
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