” It’s quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from. “


” It was very interesting in my world, because I grew up as a fan and I did not know that there was a thing called R&B, pop, country, classical – I just knew that I loved music. “


” ‘Let the music play on’ would be my legacy. “


” Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We’re storytellers. “


” Country is bringing in a little rock element… a little ’80s element. Melody is king now. But its just in the music, its not so much in the songwriting, which is still very basic to the storytelling aspect of it. “



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It was very interesting in my world, because I grew up as a fan and I did not know that there was a thing called R&B, pop, country, classical - I just knew that I loved music.

Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We
Country is bringing in a little rock element... a little

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