I think every singer hears songs that make you want to sing them.
I think anytime you get nominated for an award, it’s a very humbling thing.
I have learned from Twitter that you get that instant feedback about what people think about what you did.
It’s hard to believe the life that ‘Someone Like You’ has taken on. It’s proof that people hunger for great songs – and they are open to different interpretations of songs they love.
I’ve never really gotten into the whole labels thing. There were times I would cover a pop song, and people would say ‘You sound really country.’ I gave up on that whole thing a long time ago.
I decided I was just going to sing the type of songs I gravitated toward and inspired me and moved me. I was going to let the people whose job it was to decide what places to put it, and let them do that. I’ll stick to the singing part.
Sometimes you get so jaded, you don’t have those initial connections and emotions with music, because you are promoting your own.
I’m obviously very involved with my own charity and foundation that I work with. Obviously, I’m very passionate about that.
I’m a worrywart, so I’m always a bit more stressed out than I should be or wish I was.
Any time I get to go home is a joyous occasion.
My philosophy has always been that I hope I have a good enough day to give me another one, I hope that I have a good enough year to give me another year. I know that’s cliched, but it’s the truth in how I approach my career.
As a singer, I just want to try to honor what the writers create – and as someone who’s trying to write songs, I just hope I can stand in their company and not embarrass myself.
I naively thought I had to go door to door, find somebody who could record me singing some songs. I didn’t know Music Row, I didn’t know anything! So after six or seven months, I went back home and went to college.
Nowadays, social media is the easiest place to go to find something.
As awesome as it is to be with a big act and get three catered meals a day and get a dressing room with an actual shower in it, it’s hard sometimes as a new artist to come across in 25 minutes. You get 25 minutes to hopefully impress these people. I think the longer set is more suitable for us and gives us an opportunity to connect better.