A woman scorned is an old theme in country music. I think what`s changed are the values from which the music reflects real life.
That`s one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there`s one who`s great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can`t believe.
Success breeds volume, and it`s just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.
Country music is just country. It`s going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody wants it to change.
I`ve been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
There`s nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.
Now, everybody`s afraid that they`re going to get swamped with people. They just don`t have time to do it. then there`s the fear of litigation.
This is life we`ve been given, made to be lived out, so... live out loud.