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It’s very hard for me to say I’m sorry… but I do.
– Joe Nichols
You know, I’d like to sit here and blame everybody else for my trouble. I just can’t do that. I can’t find it in myself to do it.
Stubbornness and ignorance and determination are a very fine line from each other. I’m a very stubborn person, but not so stubborn that I can’t learn new things and meet new people, but I have a one-track mind.
Anybody can get lost in themselves.
Sometimes as an artist you get wrapped up in what you are doing and you can’t be objective.
I would never do anything that makes the perception of country music worse.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with singing a song and having fun with it.
I was probably nine or ten the first time I heard there was no Santa Claus.
When people have passion there’s nothing they can’t do.
In my mind, as long as I did what was right for me, I was cool. But that’s not the way it works. You have to think about other people and take their feelings into account.
I think it says wonders about people that can write an entire album, and put out an entire album of great songs. I mean, the Brad Paisley’s, Alan Jackson especially, even Taylor Swift – those people can really pen great stuff.
I’m proud to have so many great friends at country radio who believe in what I do – thanks to all of them.
I want to see success right away. And I want to never give up, never stop.
It’s important that adults get along with each other for the child’s sake, and that is our situation.
It doesn’t really matter to me what the rest of country is doing. I’m not caught up in trying to make a record that sounds like everybody else. That, to me, is a record label’s absolute biggest downfall.
I need to find a church on Sunday. I need to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ ‘yes sir’ and ‘no ma’am.’ Do the little things because that’s part of being an adult.
I think it’s a natural fit, major league baseball and country music.
I think the Lord gives us everything we can handle, nothing more.
I wanted to make a traditional record that had a lot of art and showed my vulnerable side and showed things I’m passionate about.
Being an entertainer includes knowing how to connect with an audience.
I enjoy every minute, because there are going to be a lot of moments in your future that you’re going to wish you held onto longer.
The Lord has blessed me more than I deserve.
I’ve certainly had to bite my tongue on occasion and live to fight another day, so to speak, on certain things. But when you’re new and fresh, you come out and think, ‘I don’t want to screw my chance up, so I’ll go along with what everybody else does.’
We have a good opportunity to be good parents right now.
I believe there’s things all around us that make you do good things and some that make you do bad things.
Everything that’s cool that happens, I look at my wife and I say, ‘We need to enjoy this moment right here! This is really special!’
You have to believe that things can be bigger than what you see in front of you in order to move forward.
The way that I am now, I don’t want to accept mediocrity. I don’t want to accept the easy road.
The people who are competing business-wise out there want what other successful labels and artists have. I don’t want what they have; I want my own path, my own sound, my own identity. Record labels care nothing about identity or artistic freedom, they want good business.
The biggest question I have is if you’re a rock singer or a rock ‘n’ roll band, or if you’re a pop singer… if you’ve made your way in another genre of music and now you want to make a country record, why? That’s my question. Why?