I want to be as gracious and thankful as I can because it has been a long road.
I love listening to the radio because there's something about that discovery, that platform, still being the main medium. And it is changing with streaming services, but I like to listen to what people are listening to and figure out why is this song so catchy.
I just love when girls rock short hair, because they can't hide behind anything. I feel more empowered with short hair.
Enjoy every moment because it is so good and just a testament to all the work you've put in.
It's funny to think that at 22 years old, I was really burned out from being on the road for 10 years.
I was 14, and I played this club that's no longer there because it was poorly managed: the Texas Tea House in Fort Worth.
That's the whole point is just to bring people together in a really positive way and laugh together and cry together and just be connected through a simple thing of a few chords.
I always go back to old vinyl albums I loved, and that's sort of the aim I had with 'Hero' - just to make it look classic and feel like me, but also timeless in a way.
My lyrics are more country - what I love is the storytelling and the structure, how tight the rhymes can be. But pop melodies have always been intrinsically linked to my writing style.
It's a pipe dream, but for me, I've always wanted a Tesla. I would never have to go to a gas station.
Just to be nominated, and especially as a new artist and a female artist, is a feat. Winning anything is just a bonus.
Performing with Thomas Rhett our song 'Craving You,' I'm so excited for the fans to see it and sort of see our worlds come together because I feel like he's sort of a genre pusher and boundary pusher, and I feel the same way about my music.
I always get less nervous when we get into rehearsals because it just gives me a better idea of how it's gonna go.
Fine arts education in public schools is really abysmal. The same emphasis should be put on music, theater, dance - anything creative - that's put on math and science.
You can't be rolling into town with stars in your eyes. A lot of people get to Nashville and immediately start selling themselves: 'Let's go to lunch and talk about the business!' Then you realize everyone is talented here.
It's not my aim to be this, like, 'savior for females.' I just want to make good music.
I hope there is a place for me in the country landscape, but I'm not too precious about it, either.
When I look at most lineups, especially in country, women are definitely lacking in numbers.
I'm not this bright-eyed 17-year-old that got signed to a label and is listening to all these suits tell them the best plan of action.
A lot of new artists, especially girl artists, feel pressure to be so 'media perfect' and 'trained.' I'm intelligent, but I don't like hearing regurgitated answers in interviews that sound so rehearsed.