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.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
My music isn’t anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock’n’roll, and it has an urgency to it.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Hip-Hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can’t just call Hip-Hop a trend!
I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
I started writing rhymes first and then put it to the music. I figured out I could lock it to the beat better if I heard the music first. I like to get a lot of tracks, put the track up and let the music talk to me about what it’s about.
The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don’t set out to say anything very important.
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.