We have a good opportunity to be good parents right now.— Joe Nichols
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I think every artist would love to just please themselves musically all day long.
I was probably nine or ten the first time I heard there was no Santa Claus.
Life on the road is very different from a normal, day to day life, and sometimes that surrealistic existence can have an effect on you, you tend to forget that's not really how things are supposed to be. But there comes a point where you have to pace yourself and find a place in your mind where you can be real.
Winning the ACM, winning the CMA, my first time on the Opry and having Grammy nominations were all a big deal to me.
I've learned to never underestimate the impossible.
You have to believe that things can be bigger than what you see in front of you in order to move forward.
Music is also supposed to be fun. On this record, (titled 'III'), I really had the desire again to jump back into some good-time, fun-loving songs.
I've certainly had to bite my tongue on occasion and live to fight another day, so to speak, on certain things. But when you're new and fresh, you come out and think, 'I don't want to screw my chance up, so I'll go along with what everybody else does.'
For me, I wanted somebody that got me musically, that understood that I'm an artist and this is who I am. I'm not going to be like another artist on your label, probably - hopefully. I found all those things with the Broken Bow group.
I would never do anything that makes the perception of country music worse.
Sometimes you have to listen to other people, and see what the audiences want.
That's what entertaining is about.
I think it says wonders about people that can write an entire album, and put out an entire album of great songs. I mean, the Brad Paisley's, Alan Jackson especially, even Taylor Swift - those people can really pen great stuff.
If one artist sells five million albums, the tendency is for other artists to say, 'Maybe I should do a little of that, too.' That can be tough to resist.
In my mind, as long as I did what was right for me, I was cool.
But that's not the way it works. You have to think about other people and take their feelings into account.
The overall physical demand that Iraq has is pretty amazing.
It's 130 degrees, and the soldiers are carrying about 100 pounds of extra gear. It's a pretty rigorous schedule and routine for them.
There's been a lot of really cool stuff that's happened to me throughout my career, and I remember everything, but I don't think I savored every moment of it like I should have or like I do now.
Learning how to relive again on life's terms sure doesn't do much for your confidence. You have to kind of walk in faith that the next step is going to be just a little bit better than the last step.
I wanted to make a traditional record that had a lot of art and showed my vulnerable side and showed things I'm passionate about.
When you find great songs, and somehow you get a spark in a little way, it can become brand new.
The passion for doing music, the passion that I have for going out and playing it live - my love for country music is back.
Sometimes as an artist you get wrapped up in what you are doing and you can't be objective.
Our agricultural colleges continue to graduate specialists who become vocational agricultural teachers in the schools, and county agents, who go forth to extol the virtues of poison insecticides, herbicides, and commercial fertilizers.
I enjoy my life very much.
I'm big into fishing, but I've never been much of a hunter.
I never was really raised around it a whole lot, so I never got a chance to do it a whole lot.
The risks are 'How country can you go?' rather than 'How rock can you take it?'
The biggest question I have is if you're a rock singer or a rock 'n' roll band, or if you're a pop singer if you've made your way in another genre of music and now you want to make a country record, why? That's my question. Why?
I think it's a natural fit, major league baseball and country music.
I'm a traditional country singer and we're always trying to make that a fresh and modern sound. That's always going to be the challenge with me.
I married a woman who's not going to take anything.
No slips. She's very accountable, and she holds me very accountable.
Performing for the Dalai Lama - those are words I never imagined coming out of my mouth.
My first record deal was an independent record deal back in 1995 or early 1996.
I think it is a huge honor to get to go play for the troops who have been working their tails off for several years, some with several tours under their belt.
I need to find a church on Sunday. I need to say 'please' and 'thank you,' 'yes sir' and 'no ma'am.' Do the little things because that's part of being an adult.