And if I want to get involved in choosing sides, I usually pick hockey or football.
George Strait is the king and Kenny Chesney is about as big as it gets right now, though I wouldnt mind going back out on the road with him. Maybe I could go out on the road with some singers from other genres.
I also was a huge ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ fan. I used to have T-shirts that said ‘Dierks of Hazzard’ custom-made.
I’m thinking of you, that’s all I do, all the time. You’re always the first and the last thing on this heart of mine. No matter where I go, or what I do, I’m thinking of you.
I like big shows, a lot of volume and a lot of energy. I love electric instruments. But I do love mixing those with bluegrass instruments and cranking those up, too, with a little bit of that rock energy.
I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It’s not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs.
I always say the best applause you can get is when you walk from backstage up to your microphone at a concert. It’s also nice to walk up to the mike at an awards show, and that applause is great, too, but the best is when your fans are cheering for you.
When I was 13, I was just figuring out how to play ‘Eruption,’ poorly, by Eddie Van Halen.
As a songwriter, you might write every day and throughout the course of a year you might get four songs that are really special.
I think the great country songs mixed with some of that bluegrass instrumentation – and surrounding all that with a little bit of a rock vibe and energy – is the kind of music I make.
I’m a huge fan of Billy Idol. I spiked my hair every day like him in 7th and 8th grade.
So darlin’ if your wonderin’ why I brought you here tonight I wanna be your husband I want you to be my wife I ain’t got much to give you but what I got means everything Its my last name