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When I was still drinking, I thought I was kind of in control of everything in my life and other people’s lives and realized at…
When I stopped drinking… there were so many things I had to face that I didn’t even realize were part of my makeup before. When…
People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they…
My favorite thing about going to concerts has always been looking around and thinking that there’s a lot of people in here that are very…
If you’re somebody who writes songs or writes fiction, a writer that people pay for your opinion in any way, you shouldn’t be the least…
I’ve always wanted to pull off ‘No One is to Blame’ by Howard Jones. I’ve done that a couple times in solo shows, but I…
I’m not trying to steer people in a direction. I’m just trying to move them. Wherever it takes them, it doesn’t matter to me. I…
I’ll take a certain concern of my own or a situation and try to frame it around a fictional story, but sometimes just straight-up autobiographical…
I think sometimes I write to impress my influences. Whether they’re actually acquaintances of mine, people that I think will hear the record or not,…
I think great songs appeal to people at any age. Kids love the Beatles, too. Kids love Tom T. Hall. Of course, Tom T. wrote…
I like those kinds of songs that have details that you remember and that have stories that mean something and that open up into different…
I know people who have written big hit country songs that are really kind of terrible songs, but for the rest of their life, they’re…
I know it’s financially lucrative to go out on my own, but I don’t like it. It’s really hard work, just the performance aspect. I…
I don’t think I’d be happy if I were satisfied. I enjoy challenge, and I wouldn’t say that I’m an ambitious person career-wise or financially,…
At the end of the day, I’m just trying to write a song that I like, that I’m not afraid to turn loose on the…
Democracy can tie your hands in a rock ‘n’ roll band, you know? It can be a great thing, but if you’ve got a certain…
There are so few people that wake up every day and go do something that they don’t dread… I’m very lucky.
The south is very focused on family… the musical heritage of Muscle Shoals especially and the bands from the region.
I write pretty much year-round, but I definitely do more when a deadline is looming.
I went to school for creative writing in college, and I wound up about six hours short of my degree.
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