Words matter. These are the best Brett Young Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have the same blankie that I’ve had since childhood.
I think I realized my parents’ relationship was special when I had my first girlfriend, and she came from a broken marriage. I watched how much closeness there was between her and her mom, and also how much bickering.
I was writing and playing in California for 11 years before I moved to Nashville.
For me, I never really understood why certain lines had to be crossed in order to get a point across. There’s a PG way to say everything, in my opinion.
I love to be able to tell a whole story in three-and-half minutes.
I don’t know what it is in me that refuses to quit, but I think it’s kind of like, dare to dream.
I get to share the stage with some of the best.
I like the idea of a relationship where you can need and rely on each other and not feel needy and not feel like that makes you not independent.
It’s really hard to chase a lofty dream.
I moved to Nashville with the same kind of mindset that I had in L.A., and that is to make sure you don’t get outworked by anybody and make sure you’re always writing songs and take every opportunity to play that you can.
My very first tattoo was a crown of thorns around my upper left arm that I have since gotten covered up, because I got it right before Pamela Anderson came out with ‘Barb Wire.’
If something’s gonna make you happy, and you know it’s gonna make you happy, and it’s what you want more than anything in the world, don’t let someone else discourage you and talk you out of doing it just because they’re doubters.
There’s room for everybody to have success, but the moment I start slacking is the moment people will forget about me.
My dad’s a pastor; I grew up in the church, and it’s really easy to just have a healthy respect for what some people might be sensitive to.
It is such a crazy idea that maybe something that I wrote or something that I put on a record would affect people at all.
I turned on ‘One Tree Hill,’ heard the opening song, and went, ‘I got to know whose voice that is.’
I have to be inspired to write a song.
I surfed until I was 18, and being the athlete that I am, I got really frustrated with how I wasn’t really getting any better.
Californian artists are kind of willing to push the limits a little bit further just because that’s kind of our mentality in that state.
I have always been a super-emotional dude.
The only way to have longevity is to have good songs.
I’m personally a hopeless romantic. I always have been.
I think Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays like New Year’s where people develop such high expectations that even if it’s a decent day, it doesn’t live up, and it’s disappointing.
The first country song I ever heard was Tim McGraw’s ‘Don’t Take the Girl.’
I tried to mix country music into my sets in L.A., and I noticed that was when people checked out. And I was like, ‘That doesn’t make sense. The genre that I love the most is the one that doesn’t work.’
I try not to take any liberties when it comes to being factual. Sometimes you have to, just to make the song sound good. But I feel like, personally, if you’ve lived it, then you shouldn’t stretch the truth. It should be that experience.
While I don’t feel like I’m an evangelist, country music is about to give me a platform, and so keeping it topically acceptable for everybody, I hope that sets some sort of example.
If I want people to connect to my words and my stories, I need to tell them where they came from. Because then, when you break into song, they have kind of a blueprint for why I wrote that song, so they can come to it with something they went through that helps them connect to it.
I’ve always been pretty in touch with what I’m feeling.
I’m very approachable and want to meet everybody.
Gavin DeGraw – his first record is the reason that I wanted to start writing music. The way that he says something that everybody says on a regular basis but he says it differently. It makes you kind of perk up and listen.
I say this all the time: I’ve always been really good at managing my expectations so that I’m not let down.
The power of a label and radio and a booking agency and all that – you never know until you experience it the first time, but being able to have a song on radio, but then go play a show for people that have heard the song on radio, and having it sung back to you, is – I don’t know how to describe it.
The fact of the matter is, if music is something that you want to do, you need to stick with it with the idea that you’re going to do it until it works.
When I was young, I would just write poems into textbooks in class. Everybody needs that outlet. For me, I think it’s less about learning about myself and more about just needing to get things out sometimes.
It is such a surreal feeling to have my first single go No. 1!
I had the best example set by my parents for what a couple can – and, in my opinion, should – be.
I’ve never seen my dad come home from work and not walk straight to my mom and ask her about her day.
It’s funny how God will change your plans for you when he’s ready.
I knew I would always be an artist, but when you move to Nashville, this is a writer’s town. I moved here to focus on that and started pitching demos and immediately was asked to be an artist.