I listened to a battery radio, old country and pop stuff. Because I was singing all the time, my dad bought me a $7.50 guitar.
I saw my first indoor bathroom when I was 9.
I just wanted to do a music show, with the whole realm of music from Ella Fitzgerald to rock bands like Cream to Kenny Rogers. We had a lot of country, but we did every kind of music. The Monkees were on, and so was Johnny Cash.
I realize you are going to make mistakes through life. Just don't make any bad ones, you know. Like all of my records are perfect records, but I did make mistakes on them.
I'm an avid golfer.
If we grew it, we ate it. If Daddy shot it, Mamma cooked it.
I don't miss television. It's too much hurry up and sit around, wait till they do this and do that, and get the lighting just right. I'd much rather go out on a stage anywhere and just play and sing for an hour.
I used to be just a total jazz freak. People used to say, 'Where's the melody? Is there a melody in there anywhere?' Now I let the music follow the song.
What I try to do is live with myself and please me. If I can't do that, I can't please anybody else or live with anybody else.
If I get a song - a good song - I just sing it the way I hear it in my head. If anybody else wanted to add whistles and bells and chains rattling, that's fine. Just not too much. I actually just do things as straight ahead as possible.
I felt my music wasn't aiming at anybody. Everything I was doing was because it was a good song.
We moved to Los Angeles because our daughter wanted to go to Pepperdine.
I don't have Alzheimer's. I have part-timer's.
Music is music. It doesn't matter if I am trying to aim at country or trying to aim at pop.