Life doesn't get more real than having a newborn at home.
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me.
The key to songwriting is just to be able to observe, and put yourself in situations to be around people, and let those ideas come to you.
I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.
Many people have come to think they can just wake up and have things handed to them.