If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren't focused enough on the road in front of you.
Life isn't always black and white. You're not always sure you're right. At least I'm not.
That there's no more important decision in life than who you marry.
Some of the worst selfies I've ever seen are at Auschwitz or Ground Zero.
Deep down, I'm just a West Virginia hillbilly.
Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up.
I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity.
No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face. There are two reasons: one is you change as a person. To be a true artist, I have to be true to who I am now and write that way. And the second thing is these are different times.
When I made 'Who Needs Pictures,' my first album, I had been west of the Mississippi River one time in my life, and that was in fourth grade. We traveled to California for vacation and stayed with some friends of my parents. It was culture shock, and it was different.
I don't think you can get everything based on who you know, but you can't get anything until you do know the right people.
I don't want to do risky. I want to do important. And lovable. Important and lovable.
When you fall in love, you don't have a whole lot of time. But when it comes to a heartache, all of the sudden you have time on your hands, and it's an outlet for you to write.
The truth is, I mostly thought about 'Accidental Racist' in terms of my fans. This song was meant to generate discussion among the people who listen to my albums. What I was most worried about is that my fan base would think that I was preaching to them.
Date night is important, even if it's going to Schlotzsky's.
Anytime you're in West Virginia or near it, and you sing, 'Take Me Home, Country Roads,' it's a sight to behold.
My first tweet was at the CMT Awards when I won an award and typed, 'Thank you.' Then I was hooked because the followers started multiplying. It's a great tool.
I don't have, you know, an 'overcoming addiction' story, other than the guitar itself, and I haven't overcome that. I don't have a jail time, you know, story, or any arrests.
To be a true artist, I have to be true to who I am now and write that way.
My father's a firefighter. He was my whole life. And my brother-in-law and several family members are firefighters.
I don't want to be hurtful to anyone.
When you hear a banjo through stutter edit, it's the coolest thing you ever heard.
When you see Obama and Trump shake hands and seem to show respect to one another - that is what we need.
I like to look at the songs like they're little movies.
It just gets easier in that you become more you in the process.