| As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like.
| I'm aware of the fact that a lot of talented people out there will never get this chance.
| I like to look at the songs like they're little movies.
| I really worked to try and be creative enough on the guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
| I've heard my share of Van Halen. I never liked rock.
| Alison Krauss is definitely my favorite singer that's ever lived. I've never heard anyone like her.
| With my guys and with the way that we live out there, we work out a lot and try to eat right, but we try to basically keep it our own rhythm and our own world.
| If you're really on top, you probably didn't do that great, 'cause you have to water it down a bit for it to get that mass appeal.
| If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks.
| You look out there and there's people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.
| I changed my mindset and figured, Why not try to be really entertaining instrumentally?
| It just gets easier in that you become more you in the process.
| I've been on the road I think probably three years.
| Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up.
| In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody.
| I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home. I think that's the trick.
| Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.
| The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that.
| Willie Nelson, out there 200 days a year, calls his band family. And it is.
| Guitar playing isn't really for everybody.