quote by Genevieve Gorder

I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country.

— Genevieve Gorder

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We should not have a tin cup out for something as important as the arts in this country, the richest in the world. Creative artists are always begging, but always being used when it's time to show us at our best.


Country artist quote No artist tolerates reality.
No artist tolerates reality.

During the Vietnam War, which lasted longer than any war we've ever been in - and which we lost - every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high.

Country artist quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
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I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.

A Classical style... is the syllogism of art, the only legitimate process from one world to another. Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience.

I couldn't do country, with all due respect to all country music artists.

My parents dressed me up with a cowboy hat and we'd go to the rodeo when I was younger and it traumatized me for life.


Country artist quote A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.

Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old.

I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.

Country artist quote Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

Films today show only a dream world and have lost touch with the way people really are... In this country, people die at 21. They die emotionally at 21, maybe younger... My responsibility as an artist is to help people get past 21... The films are a roadmap through emotional and intellectual terrain that provides a solution on how to save pain.

A country that has few museums is both materially poor and spiritually poor.

..Museums, like theaters and libraries, are a means to freedom.


The obedient in art are always the forgotten .

. . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

Country artist quote Love your country, but never trust its government.
Love your country, but never trust its government.

I wanted to show that an African-American artist could make it in this country on a national level in the graphic arts. I want to be a strong role model for my family and for other African Americans.

After Cannes every year, I end up going to some foreign country I've never been to before and introducing myself to a new religion - I'll go to Bali and research Hinduism, or I'll go to Thailand and get another tattoo from Thai tattoo artist Ajarn Noo Kanpai.

Most artists come in and out of the country, they stay may be 2 weeks - or a month max and then they leave.

Country artist quote Every artist was first an amateur.
Every artist was first an amateur.

All of the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in.

.. And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies.


Great artists have no country.

People ask me who is my favorite country artist. I say, you mean besides George Jones.

Country artist quote I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal.

But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez - writers I like, painters and artists I admire.

It is my dearest wish to help young artists of our country.

...and to assist them in establishing themselves in the art world.

Country music fans are extremely passionate and loyal.

It seems that country artists have longer-lasting careers because the fans stick with the artists through thick and thin.


Country artist quote Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist

I'm not really a big Springsteen guy.

I'll listen to the music, but ... I didn't really get attached to it as much as, like, country artists. That's really who I listen to.

[Being in the States] is almost like being on a holiday.

It's kind of annoying because everyone's like "Oh, you're so obsessed with America," but it's not really that. I just really enjoy being here - I'm not the first British artist to make music here and be inspired by the country.

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do.

Other artists may do something more edgy that gets on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy, I think.

Country artist quote True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class i
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

I hear some new artists that sound country but the record labels and country radio lean more toward a more rock feel for what gets signed to a label and played on the radio.

In any country, in any city, there will be political influence on what is said, what kind of images are to be projected and, yes, of course artists can be and are influenced by politicians.


You seldom hear any young artists in country music.

Country artist quote Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.

People like Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart - all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there's a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.

Country artist quote The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

People like Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart - all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there's a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.


Country music artists are staying true to their roots, keeping it country but throwing a little bit of rock flair in there which I think is a good thing.

All true artists in the world from all countries and all genres are influenced by Michael Jackson. There were music videos before Michael Jackson, and there were music videos after Michael Jackson. He brought such a huge change in the marketing and positioning of the music video.

I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted.

I definitely believe that the power of the artist is in the artist's hands now.

We're kind of in the wild, wild west of music where labels don't exist anymore. And you go as far as you take yourself. And that's that American self-determination that is one of the reasons this country is so great and can survive on autopilot right now.