I am a country boy and proud of it.
I always like to challenge myself. I never want to be put into a box.
I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don’t like it! Here’s what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It’s cleansing.
Soul is a feeling, not a color.
Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don’t want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they’re not having a great time of life.
The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway.
I’m a songwriter, and people will tell you the greatest stories about their lives, whether you want to hear it or not.
Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I’m dressed to kill in my own mind. They’ll say to me, ‘Dad, you’re not going out there looking like that are you?’ If that doesn’t kill a star, I don’t know what does!
No one can deny, this love I have inside, and I’ll give it all to you, my endless love.
I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens… not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.
Forget about 40 years in show business. Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie is enough.
Traveling did a great deal to me. I found that when I travel and just sit in the corner and watch, a million ideas come to me.