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The Smooth Late Show with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
He's one of the world's smoothest love song crooners - and he's also got lots of wise words to say!
"I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day."
"I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing."
"All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes."
"I am a country boy and proud of it."
"I just like people. I'll hold a conversation at a gas station. It's not about the fame and the fortune, I just like people."
"Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it."
"Taking time to sit back and watch and think about what you've seen is important. Travelling did a great deal to me. I found that when I travel and just sit in the corner and watch, a million ideas come to me."
"Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I'm dressed to kill in my own mind. They'll say to me, 'Dad, you're not going out there looking like that are you?' If that doesn't kill a star, I don't know what does!"
"We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from."
"In art, you have to be true to yourself and your musical vision. People have known me well for a long time, so if I was chasing a trend and doing something that wasn't authentic to who I am, they would know it in just a few seconds."