I think the first thing you should know is that nobody in country music 'made it' the same way. It's all different. There's no blueprint for success, and sometimes you just have to work at it.
"20 Questions with Taylor Swift" November 12, 2007
Country music is three chords and the truth
American country music ... was and is, something like the soul music of white people.
Elvis changed the country music scene quite a bit; he almost put country music out of business.
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole things. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.johnny cash
It was probably storytelling before it was songwriting, as far as country music is concerned.Chris stapleton
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.Dolly Parton
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.garth brooks
To me, country music has always been the home for a great song.zac brown
I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.George Strait
I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.Beth ditto
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It's when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.Taylor Swift
You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever.George Strait
I write some country music. There's a song called 'I Hope You Dance.' Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it.maya angelou
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.willie nelson
I don't think country music needs saving from anything.Chris stapleton
Country music is what is sincere; that's the main thing.garth brooks
Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.Brad paisley