If something pops in my mind and it's easy, I write it.
So, it's nice to know that you've inspired someone to do their life's work.
I'm still learnin'. I pick up something from every performer I watch.
It seems like the good things that have happened in my career are things that you don't try to plan and push, and make it happen, it just seems to happen.
I never kissed a bear, I've never kissed a goon, but I can shake a chicken in the middle of a room.
Well, I didn't really have a plan. I just wanted a hit.
You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma.
I didn't realize how many true Rockabilly fans there were here in America.
None of the other guys in the band really sang, so that's when I brought Roy Clark in.
I really appreciate people like Rosie coming out and saying I've inspired them.
He's a mean, mean man, but I love him all I can.
I learned so much about recording and about singing on records from Ken Nelson.
But, we didn't have all the media that we do today.
On that show, I did country and some rock, too, whatever record I had out at the time, I'd sing that.
And it wasn't until '84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.
Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.
If I needed to record, I'd head to the coast or Nashville, one or the other.
I loved Carl Perkins, Jerry lee Lewis... not only were they personal friends.
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