We were sharecroppers - we were a little bit of everything. We farmed and tried to make something.
I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer.
I know it sounds silly to some people, me looking for her this way, ... But what if it works?
What a wonderful opportunity was presented to me to be able to make a living and pay my bills while I'm learning my trade.
I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.