When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances.
And I hate to see artists who are real safe. I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'. Lovin might be a mistake but it's worth makin'.
When you come close to selling out, reconsider.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
I don't sing country music because I'm not capable of singing other kinds of music; I sing it because I think it's the most beautiful kind of music there is
I've learned the lesson that when you're in the middle of something that seems overwhelming, or you're in a bad situation and it seems like it's the end of the world or whatever, then you learn that it's not.
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter. When you come close to sellin' out reconsider. Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Well, probably having to be away from home. When I come back I kind of feel like there's a routine going on that I'm not a part of, so that can be difficult.
And I think that's a singer's job. You know, to really interpret a lyric. There's an art to it, and I think some people are really great at it, like Tammy Wynette and George Jones and Tony Bennett.
When you really are country, and you don't just wear it like a piece of clothing or something, you really can't get away from it. It just is who you are
And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
We have never seen a career like George Strait's in this business, and I venture to say we never will again. He has handled things amazingly well.
I can see me continuing to make the best music I can, and let the chips fall where they may.
Nominations come and go. It is not going to happen to you every year, and I am very well aware of that
The satisfaction that I get from doing what I do is not what I thought. I thought it would be that I'd feel like a star, I'd feel important. But I don't
So it's more the musician in me that makes me stretch out and try different things more than anything. But, like a lot of guitar players, I have one certain niche that's my thing that I'm better at than the others
I think it is very important in this business to be an individual
You know, you want everything you do, obviously, to be a success critically and commercially. But what you find out as you go along is that everything won't.
His smile brought back the best times, sweet memories of nights together... stirring up those old feelings that got me thinkin' bout forever.
Background vocals during her song "I Hope You Dance" .....'Time is a wheel in constant motion always, rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone.'
There was passion, there was laughter
The first morning after
I just couldn't get my feet to touch the ground
Everytime we were together
We talked about forever
I was certain it was Heaven
We had found.
And it took me about 11 years to get a record deal, and I just had to work around and come to terms with the fact that what I was doing was going to be different, and I just had to wait until somebody was ready to jump on the bandwagon.
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