If everything and anything would be possible (waking the dead included), which two people do you think should sing the ultimate country duet?
~ Keith Whitley and Merle Haggard
What song (that you've recorded) means the most to you and why?
~ "Any Other Way"--It's not the most lyrically genius song, but it's just me and about how I grew up. It's my story, my history, in three and a half minutes. It's as a tribute to my family and hometown.
What song do you wish you had recorded and why?
~ "I'm Over You" by Keith Whitley. It's just a such a simple but true song. Who hasn't been through that situation in their lifetime?
Who would you like to collaborate with or what renowned songwriter would you like to write a song especially for you?
~ Dean Dillon. My musical hero is George Strait and Dean has been a part of nearly every Strait song recorded. He just flat out knows his way around a country song. I'd love to get in the writer room with him.
Who is your personal favorite recording artist and why?
~ This is tough, my hero is George Strait because he's who turned me on to country music as a kid. But overall, my all time favorite artist is Keith Whitley. Keith made the listener "feel" every word in his songs. He had such a haunting but pure voice; he was an amazing writer, and a great musician. He's a big influence of on me and the music I try to write and record.
Whiskey? Wine? Beer? Soft drink? Milk or Water? What is your favorite beverage of choice? (Include name and why)
~ Sweet Tea. I'm from Arkansas, nuff said!
Describe the ultimate recording studio (not the technique but the facilities)
~ I like a studio that's off the beaten path. Creekhouse Studio, where I cut all the vocals for my record, is a great example. Its about 40 minutes from Nashville; its built like an ole log cabin in the woods. It has a layed back vibe and reminds me alot of the lake house back home. I just felt really comfortable.
Describe the ultimate performance/stage and why you would like to perform there.
~ I love any stage with loud country music fans that are ready for a good time. I guess, I'd just hope its bigger than the front room of Tootsies!
What are your top favorite 3 songs of all time (any genre).
~ "Unwound" by George Strait, "I'm Over You" by Keith Whitley, and "Makeup And Faded Blue Jeans" by Merle Haggard
What song or recording artists, as a teenager, do you hate to admit (now) that you actually liked?
~ Well, I loved looking at Britney Spears--no matter what she sang. (If that counts.)
Looking back at high school, what is the one thing you would change or like to forget?
~ I just wish I could go back to my senior year and enjoyed it a little more. I was so uptight and kind of a nervous kid. I would have been a little more care free in my senior year.
Do you have an "ick" food? (What is it and why?)
~ Sushi. I just can't eat something that I'd use for bait!
What is the one thing that readers/fans would be surprised to know about you?
~ As outgoing as I am on stage, i'm a pretty shy guy. I'm not sure why, but I've always been that way.