A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world.
Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.
I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.
What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use.
For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with.
The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.
Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing.
It used to be that if you had a pretty good record, you could stop by a station in Little Rock or Atlanta and let the DJ listen to it. No way something like that can happen now.
Even now, when I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply, 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes.
Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.
No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another - I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.
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