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All Quotes by author - Dierks Bentley
" And if I want to get involved in choosing sides, I usually pick hockey or football. "
" As a songwriter, you might write every day and throughout the course of a year you might get four songs that are really special. "
" A Sunday morning spent reading the paper together, maybe drinking some mimosas, alone, and talking until noon. That would be pretty amazing. Married couples with kids will understand. "
" But as far as being an American and loving this country and getting a chance to travel across it every day and meeting people on the road and folks in the military, I love this country on so many different levels. "
" Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show. "
" Everyone talks about new love all the time, but there's so much to draw from when you've been in a longer relationship. It makes me stick my chest out a little bit. It's like, 'I know what you've been through, but you don't know what it's like over here.' "
" I do see the world as being different for girls - especially now, having daughters. "
" I go from being in front of 2,000 people, shot-gunning beers on stage and acting like a complete idiot, to being in a Mommy and Me class, waving a little pink handkerchief around 12 hours later! "
" I mean, the last thing I want to do is be involved in politics. "
" I'm part of the party, getting the crowd fired up, singing songs, pouring drinks, whatever it takes to get them to have a good time. When I walk into the meet-and-greet, someone's always going to have a story, a sad story or a happy story. "
" I see myself as a serious artist, but yeah, when people come to my shows, they want to hear 'What Was I Thinkin',' 'Drunk on a Plane,' and lots of up-tempo, fun songs. "
" I still feel like that 17-year-old-kid that fell in love with country music, but I also am allowed to write songs about being a man, too, which I think is the coolest place I've ever been in my life. "
" I think about me and my dad taking a road trip from Phoenix to Nashville when I was 19. He's no longer here with me, but I still drive that same 1994 Chevy truck. I never have bought a new car. "
" 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. "
" I try to make my box as big as it can be because I never want to do the same thing twice. "
" I try to make sure to get off the bus as much as I can, try to do something during the day that's local to where I am, whether it's hiking or fishing. "
" 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've had some shows where I really plan out what I'm going to say. Then I've had other shows where I'm like, 'Take a sip of the Ole Smoky Moonshine and just let it be natural and cross your fingers that you say the right things.' "
" I want to be free to be any version of me I feel like being. I don't want to be McDonald's that serves the same food every time. "
" My dad and grandpa were in the army and as a country singer you're constantly playing at military bases all across the country and meeting soldiers and their families and hearing their stories. "
" No, as an artist, you have to be free to explore all the corners of your heart. There are no boundaries. "
" Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song... Thank God for country music. "
" Some people associate red with love, but to me, red is for an earlier stage of a relationship. Black is much deeper, to me. It's certainly the sexiest color. "
" The people I always loved listening to had a little bit of dirt under their fingernails because they had done some living and had these stories to talk about. "
" There should be a whole book written about that one word: country. What does that mean, country? It's such a huge umbrella. I would hope that what makes it country is that it all starts with a song. The story being told in three and a half minutes that is not being told on another station. "
" Whether lyrically or musically, it reaches in there and grabs your soul. That's the stuff I gravitate toward. "
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