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All Quotes by author - Alan Jackson
" A country song is a song about life. "
" As long as I'm still able to have a hit on the radio and sell a few albums and some tickets, I don't see that it would be worth retiring. "
" For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done. "
" Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere. "
" Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments. "
" He's written some great songs. I thought that 'Blues Man' was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute. "
" I always try to make the music that I like and think my fans will like. "
" I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past. "
" I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago. "
" If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world - all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, there's a thousand good ones. "
" If you just do 50 to 60 shows a year, it's not that much time away from home. "
" I mean, I am driven and laid-back at the same time. "
" I mean, my voice has gotten a little deeper sounding as I've gotten older, I think. I noticed that. "
" I'm usually just enjoying life. "
" I really was a fan of his and always have been - his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy. "
" I think if you retire from touring then people think you are retired. "
" I've always said that if you have songs on the radio and get played, you've got to have a tour to support that. "
" I've been a lot of places, and my wife, Denise, she likes a lot of the fancy restaurants. I'm more of a basic eater. I still go into Cracker Barrel. Those are the kind of people who like the kind of music I'm making. "
" Making music is still what keeps a fire going on in me. "
" My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more. "
" Oklahoma's always been good to me. "
" Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it. "
" The fan base that I've had all these years has come along. Some of them are not as plugged into the digital world, so they want to go out and buy the CD at Walmart or something. "
" The music business doesn't take up that much of my time. I probably should put a little more energy into it. "
" The older you are, I think you realize what you enjoy and what you don't need, what wears you out and what's important. "
" You think a lot of people get to be big stars and get a little crazy, but most of the ones I've ever met have always been surprisingly normal, and I've enjoyed that. "
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