Everyday I see a little more of my father in me..
From the cradle to the grave, temptations all around. But no matter how good the fix, its gonna take you down.
I don't want to impress, I want to inspire.
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 don't swear much; I've taken those words out of my vocabulary, and having kids, you have to have two sets of language!
Raw is a good place for an artist. It's where the truth comes out.
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 make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs.
There's no soul in perfection.
Everybody needs somebody sometimes.
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'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.
Being with my family is very important to me, and touring is very important to me, too, because it's who I am. It's what I do.
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!
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.
Youre always in a different headspace when you make each record, so hopefully theyre all different. You just pick up things that you wish you hadnt done on the first one.
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.
At the end of the day, the Grammys are about recognizing genres that are making an impact.
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