You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day.
Timing is everything.
Success is fickle, but creativity is a gift.
I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about.
I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out.
We were playing popular music, but we were doing our own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down and figure out the originals.
When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
I like being on the road, living in hotels. While I've got a real nice house, I go crazy when I'm there.
When a song gets its legs and begins to come to me, this is the euphoric hook that keeps me wanting to continue.
I'd better be on the road, or I'll be going nuts. I'm not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas.
We're kind of defined by our mistakes.
Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.
By the time I did that third solo album, I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned that I liked being in a band.
I have always been a sucker for the big, upbeat chorus.
I've always stuck with Gibsons. I've had Guilds and Fenders, too, but I always wind up going back to Gibsons.
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