TOP 10 BEST BRETT YOUNG QUOTES

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.’

— Brett Young

 

Country music isn’t about being better than the guy next to you – it’s just making sure that you keep working hard enough to deserve the position that you get in.

— Brett Young

 

There’s room for everybody to have success, but the moment I start slacking is the moment people will forget about me.

— Brett Young

 

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.’

— Brett Young

 

I was writing and playing in California for 11 years before I moved to Nashville.

— Brett Young

 

I get to share the stage with some of the best.

— Brett Young

 

I’ve always been pretty in touch with what I’m feeling.

— Brett Young

 

It’s always helpful to put things down on paper. That’s why I started writing.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

I turned on ‘One Tree Hill,’ heard the opening song, and went, ‘I got to know whose voice that is.’

— Brett Young

 

I have the same blankie that I’ve had since childhood.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

The only way to have longevity is to have good songs.

— Brett Young

 

I’m very approachable and want to meet everybody.

— Brett Young

 

I have to be inspired to write a song.

— Brett Young

 

In a very broad statement, or mentality, you just want as many fans as you can have of your music. You want people to write songs for and connect with and play shows for.

— Brett Young

 

I always loved music, I just never thought of it as a career. Baseball was always my thing.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

I always say, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.’ I couldn’t be happier with where I ended up and how it worked out.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

I don’t really see why some of those topical lines have to be crossed to get a point across. I want a mother and daughter, a teenage girl and her mom, to be able to come to the show and both enjoy it on the same level.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

When it’s your words, and then you watch it connect with an audience as the artist, I kinda reflect back on the writing process and why those words were important to me. And to watch people sing it back, I mean, that kinda means everything because that’s the whole point for me – performance and songwriting – is to connect with people.

— Brett Young

 

I’m personally a hopeless romantic. I always have been.

— Brett Young

 

I had the best example set by my parents for what a couple can – and, in my opinion, should – be.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

 

The first country song I ever heard was Tim McGraw’s ‘Don’t Take the Girl.’

— Brett Young

 

I have always been a super-emotional dude.

— Brett Young

 

I love to be able to tell a whole story in three-and-half minutes.

— Brett Young

 

It might be a little embarrassing, but I never ever missed an episode of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ growing up.

— Brett Young

 

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.

— Brett Young

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