Country Music Quotes

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“While I was backstage before presenting the Best New Artist award, I talked to George Strait for a while. He's so incredibly cool. So down-to-earth and funny. I think it should be known that George Strait has an awesome, dry, subtle sense of humor. Then I went back out into the crowd and watched the rest of the show. Keith Urban's new song KILLS ME, it's so good. And when Brad Paisley ran down into the front row and kissed Kimberley's stomach (she's pregnant) before accepting his award, Kellie, my mom, and I all started crying. That's probably the sweetest thing I've ever seen.

I thought Kellie NAILED her performance of the song we wrote together "The Best Days of Your Life". I was so proud of her. I thought Darius Rucker's performance RULED, and his vocals were incredible. I'm a huge fan. I love it when I find out that the people who make the music I love are wonderful people. I love Faith Hill and how she always makes everyone in the room feel special. I love Keith Urban, and how he told me he knows every word to "Love Story" (That made my night). I love Nicole Kidman, and her sweet, warm personality. I love how Kenny Chesney always has something hilarious or thoughtful to say. But the real moment that brought on this wave of gratitude was when Shania Twain HERSELF walked up and introduced herself to me. Shania Twain, as in.. The reason I wanted to do this in the first place. Shania Twain, as in.. the most impressive and independent and confident and successful female artist to ever hit country music. She walked up to me and said she wanted to meet me and tell me I was doing a great job. She was so beautiful, guys. She really IS that beautiful. All the while, I was completely star struck. After she walked away, I realized I didn't have my camera. Then I cried.

You know, last night made me feel really great about being a country music fan in general. Country music is the place to find reality in music, and reality in the stars who make that music. There's kindness and goodness and....honesty in the people I look up to, and knowing that makes me smile. I'm proud to sing country music, and that has never wavered. The reason for the being.. nights like last night.”
Taylor Swift

Johnny Cash
“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”
Johnny Cash

Dolly Parton
“Cause I am strong and I can prove it
And I got my dreams to see me through
It's just a mountain, I can move it
And with faith enough there's nothing I can't do

And I can see the light of a clear blue morning
And I can see the light of brand new day
I can see the light of a clear blue morning
And everything's gonna be all right
It's gonna be okay

[lyrics from "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"]”
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
“If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words”
Dolly Parton

Waylon Jennings
“Waylon said it best when he sang to Willy; 'If you see me gettin' smaller, I'm leavin' don't be grievin', just gotta get away from here. If you see me gettin' smaller, don't worry, I'm in no hurry I've got the right to disappear.”
Waylon Jennings w/ Lenny Kaye

Kelley Armstrong
“A guitar twanged from the far-off radio. Country music. Damn. They'd resorted to torture already.”
Kelley Armstrong, Stolen

Erin Hahn
“I wrote this song for a boy. A boy I fell in love with against impossible odds. So this award is for you, Jefferson. If I had to choose my favorite, you'd be mine.”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Erin Hahn
“But if I close my eyes
And wish it all away
Pretend I'm someone else,
Pretend I'm here to stay
Gave us half a chance,
Let my stupid heart decide
There's no doubt in my mind,
You'd be mine”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Jim Goad
“the fact that they stole their whole shtick from Woody Guthrie and the coal-mining bards. While the alternative nation meows about personal fashion angst, the Appalachian nation still sings about unemployment.”
Jim Goad, The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats

Erin Hahn
“Wherever these boys are finding their denim, I want a lifetime membership to their mailing catalog.”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Erin Hahn
“Still, I'm drawn to him. Annoyingly drawn. Like a bruised and wayward moth flying into a flickering light bulb.”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Erin Hahn
“And that, boys and girls, is the story of how stone-cold Annie Mathers found her lady parts.”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Erin Hahn
“My pathetic heart couldn't be clearer on the issue of Jefferson. This song is a confession and a condemnation in one; regretting something that was over before it even began. But I know, I know, it would have been big. It would have been real and true and sappy as hell.”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Erin Hahn
“So, she sings like an angel, plays like the devil, pitches championships, and slays amusement park games. Is there anything you can't do?”
Erin Hahn, You'd Be Mine

Jeff Zentner
“Have you noticed that if you switch the first letters of every country singer's first and last name, you end up with an amazing Star Wars name?”
Jeff Zentner, Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee

A.D. Aliwat
“A warm beer is still a good beer, despite what modern country singers say.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Hank Bracker
“The “Sons of the Pioneers” are amongst America’s earliest Country/Western singing groups. One weekend we’d drive south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico and the next weekend it would be to Knott’s Berry Farm, where I heard the “Sons of the Pioneers” singing Tumbling Tumble Weeds, Cool Clear Water and other Western songs that made the group famous. On many occasions, they performed with Roy Rogers, who was a movie cowboy and Dale Evans his cowgirl wife, from Victorville, California. The “Sons of the Pioneers” were popular at that time and were inaugurated into the Country Music Hall of Fame later in 1976. It was a summer that I will never forget! Knott’s Berry Farm is a 160-acre amusement park in Buena Park, California and the singing group has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.”
Captain Hank Bracker, "Seawater One...."

Dmitry Dyatlov
“I had this idea that if you wait long enough, someone will definitely do something stupid that you can take advantage of later… and someone says, hey why don’t you get married. And I say, nah, I fucked married chicks before, It’s not that great. yeah, I guess I still think about the girls... those girls I wish I dated... high school, college girls... man I guess I loved them all to some extent, maybe. How do you decide. They’re all the same, aren’t they? And then I started reading all that feminist pro-infidelity shit and how people get bored with their marriages after 5 to 7 years or so. And my parents always had a horrible marriage. I figure maybe someday I’ll be the guy they all have affairs with, you know? When they’re tired of the bullshit, and they know that love’s a big fat joke. And a cold beer never broke my heart.”
Dmitry Dyatlov

Reba McEntire
“My kind of country is the clear, pure, old-fashioned kind, emotional and gutsy and also sentimental. The songs tell about real human problems - love and the pain of heartbreak and loss - in a way that shows you that the singer is no stranger to pain, and is tough enough to suffer and survive.”
Reba McEntire, Reba: My Story

Arlene Stafford-Wilson
“Over the years, the Ompah Stomp developed a reputation of being a wild party. Maybe it was the setting, in a remote rural area, that led people to believe that it was a bit like a country music Woodstock, brimming with sex and drugs.”
Arlene Stafford-Wilson, Lanark County Calling: All Roads Lead Home

“There really is no happy place; it's all about your mindset. However, if I was to choose a place which contributes to my well-being, it would be the recording studio – no contest. There is something magical about people coming together to share ideas, pieces of themselves, and where the song can take you. Within those walls, music is unpredictable... a wildcard... like dreaming in sound.”
Miranda Easten

Josh Crutchmer
“To quote Reckless Kelly: 'White picket fences look a lot like iron bars and a pink house with shutters reminds me of old gray walls.' Chasing Red Dirt music around the world does not. It feels normal and natural, almost as if it is where I am supposed to be and what I should be doing.”
Josh Crutchmer, Red Dirt: Roots Music Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere

Josh Crutchmer
“Within the last few years, I personally have been hearing this phrase a lot: 'Shut up and sing,'" {Brad] Piccolo [of the Red Dirt Rangers] said. "In other words, 'We don't want to hear a musician talk about politics.' Well, for me, the response is, 'Fuck you.”
Josh Crutchmer, Red Dirt: Roots Music Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere

Josh Crutchmer
“There is exactly enough of me that is aware of that to make me into someone vaguely normal. Like a guy who takes the trash out and buys replacement hand mixes parts online and usually does not show up to work hungover anymore. The part of me who knows this is how I have to be is always in conflict. He is in conflict with the bigger, stronger, louder part of me who does nothing but hover over the normal me, 24/7, reminding me that I could be at a Red Dirt concert somewhere at that exact moment.”
Josh Crutchmer, Red Dirt: Roots Music Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere

Marissa R. Moss
“This isn't just a story of sexism in music. It's a story of America. Of how misogyny and class permeate the most basic of threads. And how power supersedes decency and art in the minds and hearts of those who should know better. It's a story of triumph and how to pave your own way in an impossible world. It's a story about how politics, corporate greed, and the decisions of our political leaders trickle down to our most precious art forms. Of how the oppressed and be the oppressor, especially if you're white. And how whiteness became country music's most historical currency.”
Marissa R. Moss, Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be

Marissa R. Moss
“It is a story of how country music has used its gender wars as a cover for its deep imbedded desires to preserve and weaponize that whiteness.”
Marissa R. Moss, Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be

John Pucay
“Inside the saloon, a band of plump, middle-aged gentlemen in Stetson hats and leather jackets crooned about an Ibaloi girl from Bahong.

Like the roses of Bahong
Ambrosial and winsome
If they uproot it and bring it to Manila
They will kill it

They sang in mellow, baritone voices.”
John Pucay, Karinderya Love Songs

“I loved this man and everything-
I was about to write “and everything about him”, but I’ve stopped myself this time. In the aftermath of meeting waylon, I might well have said those words. I was blissed out, starry eyed in love. I realized that this would not be a conventional relationship because he was not a conventional man. I knew I was in for a wild ride. There could be no doubt that Waylon was a wild man.”
Jessi Colter, An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

“My love hadn’t diminished - it never would - but at times my patience was wearing thin. Waylon’s wandering ways hadn’t completely stopped and yet I remained resolute. I stayed.”
Jessi Colter, An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

Sol Luckman
“Nothing, not an IRS audit, not even waterboarding, is worse than having country music forced on you.”
Sol Luckman, Musings from a Small Island: Everything under the Sun

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