Gary Allan Quotes

Everything about the music industry takes away from you as an artist. They're always wondering what the next thing is: 'What do you have?' It's a very introverted process.

Wonder Quotes, Music Quotes

My goal is to hit the gym every day I'm on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.

Goal Quotes, Vacation Quotes

Anytime something starts to feel like a popularity contest or not about the music, I'd rather just not be involved. I'm not a big high-fiver. That really gets to people around me when we have a No. 1 or something big happen. I'm not a big, 'Let's go have a party about it!'

Music Quotes, Popularity Quotes

 

When you take other people's opinions, you end up flailing and you have no center.

Opinion Quotes

I am so anti-people's opinions when I'm making a record, but when it's finished and I put it out there, I hope somebody likes it.

Hope Quotes, Opinion Quotes

To me, country music's about life. It's about Monday through Friday. It's the blue-collar, 40-hour week, songs about life. It used to have more of a sound, but I think the heart of that's still the same. It's still American music.

Life Quotes, American Quotes, Heart Quotes, Monday Quotes, Music Quotes

If you date a musician, you're never, ever really gonna be first either. You're gonna be right behind the music and maybe right close.

Music Quotes

I really like the old stuff that I cut my musical teeth on, and I loved it when the industry was just like that, without really a genre. Today, country radio's more aimed at a demographic than a genre. It just softens everything.

Love Quotes, Aim Quotes, Music Quotes

I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you're sure that I'm the one.

Love Quotes

I love the road. That's always been my goal. I've said that to many record labels. I want to make records. The road is my favorite. Some people hate the road, I love the road.

Love Quotes, Goal Quotes

I love the intimacy of venues like the House of Blues. When everyone is packed in and so close to you, it makes you play differently. It's so much more fun to play because there's so much more high energy in a place like that.

Love Quotes, Fun Quotes, Energy Quotes

I try to write relevant songs about life and whatever I'm going through and whatever people are going through.

Life Quotes

Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride.

Life Quotes

No matter who you meet in life, you take something from them, positive or negative.

Life Quotes

I try never to focus on the radio, just find great songs, find emotion and just write the best songs you can. I think when you get fixated on trying to do something too accurate, it becomes more washed out and less what you intended it to be. So I think each time the challenge for me is to try and reinvent a little bit.

Challenge Quotes, Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Emotion Quotes

I don't want to hear songs about how sunshiny things are. I don't like songs that feel like radio candy... I like the ones that make you think, laugh or cry - they pull some kind of emotion out of you.

Emotion Quotes

Country was about character. Country's changed because of monsters like Clear Channel who bought up all the stations and sliced them up into formats. Our demographic is now the soccer mom.

Change Quotes, Character Quotes

If you're truly in a band and you guys have been together for a long time, there's a family bond that you have. In fact, I've talked about this with therapists, especially if you're talking about a relationship, because when you're with somebody, you're going to your family, and she's alone.

Time Quotes

Shoot, there's a committee to tell you everything at a record label. You definitely have to know who you are if you want to look like you at the end of the process. We've all seen people get record contracts, and by the time they're spit out by the machine, we don't even recognize them.

Time Quotes

I've always said I've wanted to be around forever. I never wanted to be the latest, greatest thing. I want to be like Willie Nelson - touring when I'm 70. To do that, you can't be the latest, greatest thing because those things fizzle out.

Great Quotes

I'm really private, and also, when I'm home, I'm home. I don't like people in on my business. I believe that you can be overexposed.

Business Quotes