Country music is important to me and I love it but it’s not my whole life.
I love the song ‘El Rey.’ And for years I never knew what the song was totally about. It was something new for me. I’d never sung a song in Spanish before. Then I got the translation and saw what a really cool song it was.
I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me seeing another part of the entertainment industry.
I used to do a lot of interviews in the early ’80s when my career started but it came to a point when I decided I didn’t want to talk anymore and people kind of understood that and left me alone.
I don’t mind traveling that much when I can go somewhere and stay there for a while but touring is different. You rarely see anything. You get there early in the morning and you’re resting all day and you go in and do a sound check and you do the show and then bam you’re gone.
Of all the songs I’ve recorded ‘Amarillo By Morning’ always sticks out in my mind.