You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common.
Wear what you want to wear. Do what you want to do. Be who you are. Pick out your own clothes. Be a man. And if that's too much to ask, as it almost always is for me, think of someone you consider to be a man and pretend to be like him. I pretend to be like my dad.
It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love.
Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result.
Dad often told me, 'My job is to help my boss do his job and make him look good.' That was my dad's objective. Everything about the way he conducted himself was to communicate support for his superiors and respect for his coworkers. The way he dressed was his starting point in that communication.
I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to.
You can't second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
Tipping your hat to a lady is good form. If you're at a dinner table, you'd most certainly take your hat off - cowboy hat, baseball hat, or otherwise.
If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem, and you're screwed.
The most important thing you can do as a performer is to be yourself, or be an onstage version of yourself. If you're not being true to yourself, and somebody likes that other version of you, you're kind of stuck.
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great.
It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity, people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost.
Fortunately, I've never had a job.
I've gotten to work with some wonderful directors and people who have been great teachers to me.
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