I got turned onto the 'Pat Garrett' soundtrack when I worked retail back in the day.
Music education was always big for me. Ever since I was a young kid, I always said it was the reason I went to school sometimes and knowing if I didn't do well in class that my mom wasn't gonna let me sing in school or sing at that concert.
With 'Wagon Wheel,' I loved the visual it painted, and it's a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night.
To have John Mellencamp compliment my songwriting? That was unreal.
It's hokey, but I love sitting in an inner tube and taking it easy on a lazy river ride. I can sit there all day.
I'm not a studio rat. I do find sitting around playing the same song 12 times kind of tedious. I like to get in and get out.