WHAT’S THE FIRST CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED?
T.G. Sheppard and Jerry Lee Lewis in Leslie, Ga. I was probably 5, but Jerry Lee Lewis playing piano is burned into my brain.
FIRST ALBUM YOU EVER BOUGHT?
Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and I loved it. Everybody in the U.S. had to be moonwalking!
SONG THAT COULD BE THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE?
“Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.” Well, no, not the hell-bound part-that’s a little scary. Make it “A Country Boy Can Survive.”
YOUR I-DON’T-CARE WHO’S-WATCHING, ROCK-OUT-IN-THE-CAR SONG?
“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga. I don’t care what anybody says.
SONG CURRENTLY STUCK IN YOUR HEAD?
“Someday, I’ll be living in a big ol’ city …” Taylor Swift‘s “Mean.” I love that melody.
DREAM DUET PARTNER?
Jennifer Nettles. We’d sing something we wrote together.
SONG YOU’D BE HAPPY TO NEVER SING AGAIN?
“Sweet Home Alabama.” I covered that for 20 years!