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When I was growing up, music was music and there were no genres. We didn’t look at it as country music. Popular music in Tuskegee was country music. So I didn’t know it in categories. It was the radio.
Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We’re storytellers.
I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens… not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.
It’s quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from.
Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer.
All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes.
So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing.
I find myself going out on the road to get my confidence back, because I lose it at home.