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I got into rock music at thirteen, listening to Van Halen, learned how to play the electric guitar.
I put a lot of time into making sure my relationship with my family is well taken care of because I want to be as successful as a father as I am as an entertainer.
I discovered early on that I was more of a strummer than a picker.
I think the great country songs mixed with some of that bluegrass instrumentation – and surrounding all that with a little bit of a rock vibe and energy – is the kind of music I make.
Most of my read on America is through looking through the front windshield of a bus and hanging out with country music fans backstage.
I try to make my box as big as it can be because I never want to do the same thing twice.
The transformation that happens when a young artist goes on the road – you put the acoustic guitar down and start to play the electric a little louder – it gets a little bit ragged.
I was like, ‘Man, bluegrass – that’s like Roy Clark playing banjo on ‘Hee Haw.’ I’m a huge ‘Hee Haw’ fan. But I didn’t know about bluegrass. It seemed like old people‘s music.
That’s what we get to do as songwriters, right? You get to explore stuff.
I like big shows, a lot of volume and a lot of energy. I love electric instruments. But I do love mixing those with bluegrass instruments and cranking those up, too, with a little bit of that rock energy.
I really can’t tell you the feeling I feel, like, being on stage: it’s such a high; it’s like running a marathon. You just can’t get that feeling anywhere else.
I ask myself all the time, ‘Why keep doing this?’ If I wasn’t exploring or finding something to write about that was personal or meant something, there’d be no reason. If I was ever making a record just to make a record, or ever just like, ‘Just put something out there that someone will buy,’ I would quit.
The radio is not show fun, it’s show business. It’s money.
It’s hard to make music when you’re not excited about it. So trying new things and going for new things is something that I can enjoy doing.
I also was a huge ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ fan. I used to have T-shirts that said ‘Dierks of Hazzard’ custom-made.
I do see the world as being different for girls – especially now, having daughters.