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Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

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A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give read more

A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.

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I'll always be poor in my mind.

I'll always be poor in my mind.

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There is a long history in country music of songs celebrating drinking and lamenting drinking. Country songs for the most read more

There is a long history in country music of songs celebrating drinking and lamenting drinking. Country songs for the most part have always been heavily rooted in reality. The first artists were the people next door. They would sing on their porch or in their living room or at a barn dance. They sang about what they knew, and a lot of that was drinking.

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Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.

Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.

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If you hear something you like, and you're halfway like the public, chances are they'll like it too.

If you hear something you like, and you're halfway like the public, chances are they'll like it too.

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Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre

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You shape your own destiny.

You shape your own destiny.

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Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may read more

Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.

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Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.

Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.

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