Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible.
I'm a Scorpio, and who knows if there is any validity to it, but I'm very emotional. I have high highs and low lows.
Human beings are not designed to be alone. None of God's creatures are.
I grew up in a very modest house. We were poor-we lived on the poverty level. We all got jobs as young kids.
I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver.
I'm very much a traditionalist, but I think it's important to know about tradition so that you can evolve the music you are deciding to make.
As a young girl, there were the obvious messages about what girls could and couldn't achieve. And to compound the limitations I felt being leveled upon me, I realized at the age of nine, that I was gay.
I felt like a sinful person when I dated men and allowed them to feel for me in a way I knew I could never naturally feel for them. That felt wrong and a lie.
I came along at a time when the industry was eating its young.
I guess we guess our way through life. How many times do we really know for sure?
I think I'm no different from any artist in music. At least once, you want to see your name up on the top.
I'd like my writing to be recognized with a Grammy.
I'm not a Democrat, I'm not a Republican-I'm an American, I'm a human.
All I ever wanted to do was write songs and get on a bus and go play them for people.
I wish I had a great relationship with my mother.
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