Tradition is not to preserve the ashes, but to pass on the fire.
— Gustav Mahler

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.
Alan Jackson tradition quote

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
— Henry David Thoreau

I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I'm bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids.
— tradition quotation by LeAnn Rimes