There's an authenticity in just being who you are and not having an act about it or wear clothes you normally wouldn't wear. I'm just comfortable in my own skin.
When I go into a room to write, it's like I'm not trying to say, 'I need to write a song that sounds like Eric Church or Jason Aldean.' I just try to get the best song that's in the room that day. Whatever style or sound that may be, I'm not afraid to attack it at that angle.
It's a good pair of jeans and a pair of boots that are comfortable and a T-shirt; that's as far as I go. Getting wild with it might be a nice jacket, but I'm not a high-fashion guy for sure.
I don't want to put myself in any kind of a box as far as my sound goes, because being an artist is fluid. If you look at a painter's work, a lot of times, it's similar in style, but other times - over even a year's period - it can change so much. I'm just going with the flow.
If I can reach the guy in Alabama that hunts, and he hears that song, and he sees me - like, he's comfortable with me, my image as a person, as an artist - he's willing to sit down and give that song a chance.
Anytime that me and the guys go out on the road, it's fun to step away from the craziness of what it is we do. I just enjoy that time being outside with my buddies.
I'm an honest dude, not trying to be anything other than who I am.
Turkey hunting is my thing; it's only once a year, but if it's turkey season, don't call me, because I won't answer.
I've never been too concerned with what I'm wearing, and that probably makes a lot of people angry, but I let the music do the talking and let the image be what it's going to be.
It's awesome to have friends among the country music community that you know are looking out for you and that you are excited to get to see on the road.
I didn't even know what a tour manager was, but I was the tour manager, booking agent, all that stuff for almost two years without knowing it. I wasn't overwhelmed, because I enjoyed doing it.