I think every once in a while country has lost its way, but found its way back. It's always going to drift away from the traditional side, but then find a way to return. There's room for all kinds of influences be it pop, blues, gospel or whatever. But I will always say that I think we need more tra
For me, having come to study and understand some of the Bible and finally getting saved made a huge difference in me, because my wife was a big influence on that. I saw in her, when I first met her, a persons soul at peace with everything and everybody around her.
To me, country music tells a story about, and deals with, the way people live their lives and what they do.
I'm happy riding horses and getting out shooting my gun, things like that.
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you go.
You continue to evolve with each album that goes by and, as an artist, you continue to expand with every recording project.
I wish at times I had finished school just to say I had.
I just couldn't stand school. If I went, I'd skip after the first class. I didn't like to be told I had to study and had to do homework. There's a fact that you have to want to learn.
On The Other Hand
I've been singing since I was 8 years old and working in clubs since I was 14. I've been working full time since I was 16.
I love finding songs, going through them, tearing them apart, and seeing if I can find anything wrong with them.
My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.
Maybe we could learn a little lesson, maybe this all shine a little light, cause there's no healthy way to mess with the line between wrong and right.
You know, I think you have to sound right singing whatever it is that you sing.
Armies gather in the East for the war that's soon to come. Death will march with the mark of the beast, so seek the light and walk with the Son.
I know the author of my every breath, oh that's Jesus.
If you wonder how long Ill be faithful. I'll be happy to tell you again. I'm gonna love you forever & ever, forever & ever amen.
I don't know whether schooling would have helped me get farther along in music at this time. I doubt it would have.
The teacher left her wisdom, in the minds of lots of children, and did her best to give them all a better start.
You dont have to get beat up as many times as I did to come to your senses. Certainly I wish Id come to mine earlier than I did.
I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business.
The peak of a career can only last so long. You go up and you try to maintain it. But, it can only last so long and then you're going to go down.