I'd love to work more with the American Indians, my people.
The night I announced I was getting married, Daddy paced for hours on the porch.
My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.
I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.
Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.
The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is.
I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody.
I'm proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it's time all us Indians felt the same way.
I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me.
Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards.
Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints.
Nobody's perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.
I wouldn't have dared ask God for all that He's given me. I couldn't have done it on my own. I thank God every day for what I have.
I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language.
Being on stage is the best part of my career. I just say whatever comes into my head. It's the only time I feel grown-up and in control of things.
We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean.
Doo never actually made moonshine, but he hauled about an ocean of it.