” That’s kind of fuse for the show – those first 10-15 seconds you’re onstage. The curtain drops and you see the crowd for the first time and they see you for the first time. The response and the energy that’s going on right there – to me, that sets the tone for the rest of the night. “


” But for me, I thought you made a record, you got on a bus, went out and played your shows and made a lot of money. That was the way it was supposed to go down. But there’s a lot more to it than that. There are a lot of early mornings, late nights, a lot of traveling, a lot of being away from home, being away from your family. “


” As a new artist, you come out, and there are so many other new artists. It seems like there’s a whole wave of new artists that come along every year. In ’05, I was part of the crop. It was a lot harder trying to set myself apart from the rest of the pack. “


” There are people out there who are into traditional country music and for those people you have artists like Brad Paisley and Josh Turner and Alan Jackson. Then you have artists with a progressive style of country music, like myself and Eric Church and Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. “


” You’re not going to hear me singing songs about Wall Street because I don’t know anything about that. “


” It feels good when your hometown supports you, and Macon’s always done that with us. Every time we come here, it’s an event – which is nice. “


” I had no idea ‘Big Green Tractor’ was going to be as big a hit as it was. You just can’t predict those things. “


” I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha. “


” You don’t want to get too ahead of yourself and go out thinking you can play stadiums every night, and they end up being about half-full. “


” You have record companies that sign acts that they think are great, and then they never do anything. Acts that they don’t think are really going to do much end up having a career. I don’t think anyone really knows what it is that drives somebody to get on their computer and want to download a song. “


” We call them impact songs, and people buy impact songs. But you just never know what those songs are going to be. One of those songs that really went through the roof for us was ‘Big Green Tractor,’ which I thought was kind of a fun little ditty song that I never in a million years thought would be as big as it was. But it was. “


” I think from an artist standpoint, you have to put out music that you feel like represents you and things you feel like your crowd wants to hear. And if that drives them to go and download the album or the single, that’s what we want. “



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I think from an artist standpoint, you have to put out music that you feel like represents you and things you feel like your crowd wants to hear. And if that drives them to go and download the album or the single, that
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