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I think every album you have, especially if it's done well, you feel like you're competing with yourself.

I think if you retire from touring then people think you are retired.

I've had to live with women all my life. I grew up with four older sisters, and I was the baby and the only boy.

'After 17' is a song I wrote when my first daughter went to college, so that's kind of where I'm at in that part of my life. If you listen to that song and knew anything about me, you'd say, 'Oh yeah, he wrote that about his daughter,' but I try not to write them that they are so specific that they wouldn't apply to anybody that has a child.

Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.

I've always said that if you have songs on the radio and get played, you've got to have a tour to support that.

I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like.

I'm usually just enjoying life.

If you can last until you're 40 years old, hopefully you'll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years.

I really was a fan of his and always have been - his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy.

You have to be tough-skinned and willing to accept criticism, and at the same time, just try to do music that you like and you are proud of and not just whatever you think it's going to take to get you on the radio.

I mean, I am driven and laid-back at the same time.

I've always stood up for country music.

I've had several working-man songs that I like.

If you just do 50 to 60 shows a year, it's not that much time away from home.

Oklahoma's always been good to me.

The music business doesn't take up that much of my time. I probably should put a little more energy into it.

For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done.

I don't write all my stuff. Everybody always thinks that. But in just about every album I've ever had has been about 50-50 songs I've written or co-written and other people's songs.

I've always wanted to make a bluegrass album.