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Alan Jackson Quotes
Alan Jackson Quotes
"Even thought it has somewhat of a serious message, I think they meant it kind of in fun, too. I asked Strait, I said, "It's your album--do you think radio will really play this thing?"" "For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done." "He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute." "Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments." "I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past." "I didn't have anything to do last winter. It's the truth! I've been wanting to do this ever since I started, really." "I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago." "I just always remembered that, not that it pushed me to be a singer, but I don't know why he said that. Hee Haw was a big part of my life, musically." "I really was a fan of his and always have been--his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy." "I'm a fan of music if it's good-you know, good songwriting and good records, and I don't care if it's pop-country or country-country, as long as it's a good example." "I've heard a couple songs on there and I thought, you know, it's not my style of music, but I thought, "Man, that's a good song!"" "In the late '70s, when I was first in a little band bangin' around in clubs, the people that were current on the radio then were Mel McDaniel and Don Williams, George Strait and Vern Gosdin--all these people." "Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it." "We just talked about doing a duet together and he was coming in town to record, so we went in and did that. I was knocked out."