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Born: 1967-12-05
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I've always said I've wanted to be around forever. I never wanted to be the latest, greatest thing. I want to be like Willie Nelson - touring when I'm 70. To do that, you can't be the latest, greatest thing because those things fizzle out.

Tags: Greatest, Said, Wanted

If you come on my property, I've got you from the second that you enter on. There's little lasers... my TVs come on in my room and fall just right on you. So, there's no way to sneak up on me. And I've got a loud dog.

Tags: Dog, Fall, Second

If you're truly in a band and you guys have been together for a long time, there's a family bond that you have. In fact, I've talked about this with therapists, especially if you're talking about a relationship, because when you're with somebody, you're going to your family, and she's alone.

Tags: Alone, Family, Time

It's always performing for me. I write and I record so I can perform. It all ties to that. I've done it since I was a little kid. That's my absolute rush, is playing for different people every night, bringing something else to the table they've never seen.

Tags: Done, Else, Night

Shoot, there's a committee to tell you everything at a record label. You definitely have to know who you are if you want to look like you at the end of the process. We've all seen people get record contracts, and by the time they're spit out by the machine, we don't even recognize them.

Tags: End, Tell, Time

Sometimes if a song hits me really good the first time, I get sick of it. And by the 10th time I've heard it, it's just candy, and I don't like it anymore.

Tags: Good, Sick, Time

We sat around and I fed them barbecue and whiskey. And pretty soon everyone started to compete with each other on the guitars. It seemed the more everyone drank and ate, the more everyone got into it.

Tags: Everyone, Pretty, Started

When all your stuff gets smashed, everybody gives you new stuff. And when you've been playing the same guitar since you were like 12, that's a lot like dancing with somebody else's wife.

Tags: Else, Guitar, Wife

When my wife passed, I stopped doing interviews and I stopped doing meet-and-greets, mostly because I sort of became this suicide ambassador. Everybody wanted to tell me their story.

Tags: Tell, Wanted, Wife

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.

Tags: Jealous, Jealousy, Stars

Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip.

Tags: Naughty, Santa

If you date a musician, you're never, ever really gonna be first either. You're gonna be right behind the music and maybe right close.

Tags: Behind, Either, Music

My goal is to hit the gym every day I'm on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.

Tags: Beer, End, Goal

I don't want to hear songs about how sunshiny things are. I don't like songs that feel like radio candy... I like the ones that make you think, laugh or cry - they pull some kind of emotion out of you.

Tags: Cry, Hear, Laugh

To me, country music's about life. It's about Monday through Friday. It's the blue-collar, 40-hour week, songs about life. It used to have more of a sound, but I think the heart of that's still the same. It's still American music.

Tags: Heart, Life, Music

I am so anti-people's opinions when I'm making a record, but when it's finished and I put it out there, I hope somebody likes it.

Tags: Hope, Making, Put

I think you need to do something new to keep reinventing yourself.

Tags: Keep, Yourself

I try to write relevant songs about life and whatever I'm going through and whatever people are going through.

Tags: Life, Try, Whatever

I'm really private, and also, when I'm home, I'm home. I don't like people in on my business. I believe that you can be overexposed.

Tags: Business, Home, Private

I've had fans come and knock on my door. I'm usually polite, but I'm usually very direct and say, 'It's not cool that you come here uninvited.'

Tags: Cool, Door, Here

I've never listened to an album once I've finished it. All I hear is what I should've done different. I beat myself up over it.

Tags: Done, Hear, Once

Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride.

Tags: Beautiful, Life, Ride

My whole back's tattooed. I just wanted a twist. I was always in punk bands when I was little... I think that's where the tie comes from.

Tags: Punk, Wanted, Whole

No matter who you meet in life, you take something from them, positive or negative.

Tags: Life, Negative, Positive

When you take other people's opinions, you end up flailing and you have no center.

Tags: Center, End, Opinions

Anytime something starts to feel like a popularity contest or not about the music, I'd rather just not be involved. I'm not a big high-fiver. That really gets to people around me when we have a No. 1 or something big happen. I'm not a big, 'Let's go have a party about it!'

Tags: Big, Happen, Music

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Country was about character. Country's changed because of monsters like Clear Channel who bought up all the stations and sliced them up into formats. Our demographic is now the soccer mom.

Tags: Character, Country, Mom

Everything about the music industry takes away from you as an artist. They're always wondering what the next thing is: 'What do you have?' It's a very introverted process.

Tags: Artist, Away, Music

I love the intimacy of venues like the House of Blues. When everyone is packed in and so close to you, it makes you play differently. It's so much more fun to play because there's so much more high energy in a place like that.

Tags: Energy, Fun, Love

I love the road. That's always been my goal. I've said that to many record labels. I want to make records. The road is my favorite. Some people hate the road, I love the road.

Tags: Goal, Hate, Love

I really like the old stuff that I cut my musical teeth on, and I loved it when the industry was just like that, without really a genre. Today, country radio's more aimed at a demographic than a genre. It just softens everything.

Tags: Country, Old, Today

I think the real problem is that nobody buys albums anymore, so you don't get the depth of the artists that are out today. What you get is whatever they felt is politically correct to get on there and actually make some impact. I think that's where you're losing your depth. You're only getting the very top of everything. It really bothers me.

Tags: Problem, Real, Today

I try never to focus on the radio, just find great songs, find emotion and just write the best songs you can. I think when you get fixated on trying to do something too accurate, it becomes more washed out and less what you intended it to be. So I think each time the challenge for me is to try and reinvent a little bit.

Tags: Best, Great, Time

I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you're sure that I'm the one.

Tags: Done, Home, Love

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter.

Tags: Father, Learning, Money

I will be a historical painter.

Tags: Historical, Painter

Having wires strewn across your couch and across the floor is a big deal to a lot of people.

Tags: Big, Deal, Floor

Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games.

Tags: Enjoy, Movies, Music

The chips are in production, the machines aren't. So we've got a little bit of work left to do.

Tags: Bit, Left, Work

When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket.

Tags: Final, Hardware, Skyrocket

I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March.

Tags: Great, Movies, Real

We didn't have our online service developed. We had never shipped a console game before as a company. So we were developing a lot of new competencies as a company and assembling a new team.

Tags: Game, Service, Team

We're going to do something that's really unprecedented in the industry by launching the console in all three major markets for the same holiday. It's never been done before.

Tags: Done, Holiday, Three