If you're not on a major label today, you're not gonna get played. They've got the market sewed up.
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do know how to count.
I've grown up with my audience; they're my age or older. Not a lot of kids are coming to see me.
If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket.
If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.
I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential.
So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year.
When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.
There used to be a lot of acts, which was good, because people don't want to see the same act every night. But, you don't want too many acts, you don't want to over-saturate it.
I don't own everything, I do have a partner.
I try to stay ahead of things, if you know what I mean. I take the money I make and reinvest it.
I never made any money off of my records. It gave me the name across the country so that I could do some of the things in my personal appearances.
All I want to do is do my shows and play golf.
A record co. is just a vehicle for public appearances.
All I have to concentrate on is my performing.
All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road.
Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it.
I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done.
I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive. I never sell my stocks.
I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though.
My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.
Don't all the girls get prettier at closing time?
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends