Everybody has their favorite sad songs. That's part of what I love so much about country music. Country music is never afraid to go with a sad song.
Social media is a very, very powerful tool. It also gives power to tools.
Your family are people you lean on and learn from. When I told my family I wanted to do music, they were really supportive.
In my opinion, that's one of the hardest things to do in songwriting: crafting a song that speaks to you but, at its core, is a simple concept.
I don't want to be the person who has the gigantic headlines: 'Look Who So-and-So Is Dating Now.' That, to me, isn't really who I am.
I studied and sang lot of jazz when I was growing up. I think that plays a little bit into some of the things I do vocally, notes that I pick in chords.
I'm a big fan of breakfast food. Literally, the simplest thing in the world - if you can scramble eggs without burning them, I'll eat them. It doesn't matter what time of the day it is.
Everybody's like, 'You're tall. You didn't play basketball?' They asked me when I was a freshman in high school, and basketball practice was the same time a lot of stuff happened with choir. And I picked choir, which, normally, people would scratch their heads at, but it worked out okay.
I'm a sucker for a sad song.
The only thing I want to be known as is a country singer. I want people to hear it and go, 'That's country!'
Any time I'm trying to find that groove on a big tempo song, I go back and listen to some Aerosmith records. 'Love in an Elevator,' 'Rag Doll,' all that stuff was really great music. It's something that I still dig and go back and listen to.
I go home, and there's dust on everything because I'm never there.
I'm really loud. I can't sing softly.
We didn't have a whole lot of cash growing up. My mom was a single parent for a while before my stepdad came into the picture.
I played a funeral convention once. York Casket Company pays well, in case anyone's wondering!
My standing gig in college was playing the El Chico patio on Murfreesboro Road. I got $100, tips, and free quesadillas.
It's amazing to me how often the answer to making something sound better is to play something less.
I grew up loving Vince Gill. That guy sounds just like his record - or better than his record. I've always been such a fan.
I really love something that's strong vocally and a little more difficult to sing because it's fun.
The only piece of advice I've ever given anybody is learn to write songs and write as many songs as you can. Because it's never gonna hurt, and when you run into that problem of, 'God, I don't know what I want to say,' or the opposite problem of, 'I know exactly what I want to say, but no one has written it,' then you can just go write it yourself.