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1. "He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that."
Author: Alan Lomax
2. "People who care nothing for their country's stories and songs,' he said, 'are like people without a past- without a memory- they are half people"
Author: Alasdair Gray
3. "At least, not in this country,' she added after a moment's thought. 'In China it's a little different. Once I saw a Chinaman in Shanghai. His ears were so big he could use them for a raincoat. When it rained, he just crept in under his ears and was warm and snug as could be. Not that the ears had such a rattling good time of it, you understand. If it was specially bad weather, he'd invite friends and acquaintances to pitch camp under his ears too. There they sat, singing their sorrowful songs while it poured down outside."
Author: Astrid Lindgren
4. "I live in Nashville, and I don't know how many people there would call me country. I really started in punk and anti-folk, but one of the reasons I originally gravitated towards country music is because most of those songs only use three chords. That was the easiest place for me to start, but I'm always trying to expand what I do."
Author: Caitlin Rose
5. "I feel like fans who like old Southern rock and country, and more lyric-driven songs in general, have come to country radio. I think that's why you see country radio growing and albums selling: People are craving a little more of the singer-songwriter stuff going on in country."
Author: Charles Kelley
6. "Most of the customers were from Kerry and Limerick. One was a lawyer, a tall, fat sandy-haired man. He lorded it over the others by buying them drinks. They clinked glasses with him and called him a 'motherfucking ambulance chaser' when he went to the bathroom. It was not a series of words they would have used at home -- motherfucking ambulance chasers weren't big in the old country -- but they said it as often as they could. With great hilarity they injected it into songs when the lawyer left. One of the songs had an ambulance chaser going over the Cork and Kerry mountains."
Author: Colum McCann
7. "I think the great country songs mixed with some of that bluegrass instrumentation - and surrounding all that with a little bit of a rock vibe and energy - is the kind of music I make."
Author: Dierks Bentley
8. "I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It's not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs."
Author: Dierks Bentley
9. "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."
Author: Gary Allan
10. "I missed the country sounds on the radio. I missed the Deana Carters and the old Faith Hill songs that are more richly country and not so highly pop. So I really wanted that to be on my first album."
Author: Jana Kramer
11. "I know people who have written big hit country songs that are really kind of terrible songs, but for the rest of their life, they're the guy who wrote that. You've got to be careful; if you don't want that to happen, don't write those songs."
Author: Jason Isbell
12. "I liked music that I didn't have to think about, and most country songs spelled it right out for the listener. The girl was mad because the guy cheated, the guy was mad his pickup got trashed, everyone was sad the dog died, and Taylor Swift had about as much luck with men as I did."
Author: Jay Crownover
13. "So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why."
Author: John Fahey
14. "I discovered the same thing Gram Parsons did, that soul music and country music are practically identical. Based off of the same chord structures, and the songs are of heartache and loss. The main connection is they both came up in church."
Author: Justin Townes Earle
15. "I would love to make a bunch of country demos and write country songs for really great country singers."
Author: Kathleen Hanna
16. "Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl."
Author: Kenny Chesney
17. "Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep."
Author: Kevin Barry
18. "Mohammed ignored the abuse. What did Ahmed know? It had been years since anyone had studied music in Paris or Seville on a scholarship paid for by the country's oil profits. The only knowledge people mastered these days was how to steal copper wire and load a gun. Mohammed felt like a relic from a lost civilization, buried in the muck of the Tigris. Sassanid, Seleucid, Sumerian. Achaemenid, Assyrian, Akkadian. He sometimes thought he was the only one who remembered. For what it was worth, he could sing the ancient songs of the pearl divers."
Author: Leslie Cockburn
19. "Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs. And cheating."
Author: Miranda Lambert
20. "A broken heart, too much cold beer, ocean waves and a willing man were never a good combination, no matter what the country songs said."
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
21. "Renee used to say real life was a bad country song, except bad country songs were believable and real life isn't."
Author: Rob Sheffield
22. "My wife grew up loving country music, so I always run songs by her whether I wrote it or if somebody pitched it to me."
Author: Rodney Atkins
23. "Lucille certainly picked a fine time to leave us, didn't he? I just wish our only problem was four hungry children and a crop in the field. (Danger)You know, your sarcasm isn't helping anymore than your bizarre and scattered references to literature and bad country songs. (Alexion)Not true, it's helping me maintain a calm facade that I most definitely do not feel. (Danger)Well, it's starting to piss me off. (Alexion)Ooo, you almost scare me when you say that."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
24. "People think first love is sweet, and never sweeter than when that first bond snaps. You've heard a thousand pop and country songs that prove the point; some fool got his heart broke. Yet that first broken heart is always the most painful, the slowest to mend, and leaves the most visible scar. What's so sweet about that?"
Author: Stephen King
25. "I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling."
Author: Teddy Thompson
26. "From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs."
Author: Tom Araya

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