I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
And as far as guitars go, I loved Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West’s stuff.
Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is.
All I do is play music and golf – which one do you want me to give up?
When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best.
There are only so many notes so there must be only so many melodies.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.
I been a long time leaving but I’m going to be a long time gone.
There’s a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.
I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.
If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.
Sometimes there is a 36-piece orchestra going off in my stomach.
I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.
I’m not prejudiced in any way that I can think of. That’s just not the guy I am.
When you hear me, you know it’s me, regardless of the song.
You don’t have to be poor to need something or somebody.