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" If I hadn't had a childhood career, I probably would've signed a contract with the first person I came across. "
" One day, someone said to me, 'Do you want to go jump out of an airplane?' I felt like I had nothing to lose anymore, so I said, 'Why not?' And every day since then, I ask myself that question. "
" Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape. "
" Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. "
" I really can't imagine not singing again. "
" Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it. "
" I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things. "
" The red-carpet spotlight is a little bit more nerve-racking when you haven't been doing it all the time. "
" I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up. "
" You can't just turn love on and off. "
" I like being at home and cooking. "
" I was not naturally meant to be on stage. I hated being in the spotlight; I was scared. "
Meant To Be
" I didn't have a choice growing up but to be more insecure because others had more. "
" I'll always be sad that my marriage ended. "
" Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it. "
" I want to be successful, but I don't really have what it takes to do it comfortably. "
" For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success. "
" I'm always soul searching on a spiritual level. "
" I'm like everybody else. "
" There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear. "
" I temporarily lost my hope in love, and it was temporary, thank goodness. "
" I played a lot of football when I was younger. I'm a good receiver, actually. "
" The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That's the only reason. It doesn't sell your music for you. "
" Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind. "
Life Is Short
" I wouldn't call myself a feminist, because I think there are differences between men and women. "
" Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this. "
" There was a time when I was - after my very first record from Nashville, I thought I might not be one of those who actually really makes it, and I may end up back in Canada, just playing clubs. And that might - this might have just been it. "
" I'm more private than people realize. I'm not that easy to get to know. "
" Life unravels the way it does, and it has an effect on you, but you have to take responsibility for dealing with it. "
" Coming from where I came from, it was unimaginable to ever be wealthy. That was just too far out of my reach. "
" I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air. "