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Very little. He smells a bit. I can’t help but love him, though, and there’s nothing I can do about that.

"Bless Your Heart" is reportedly inspired by a "Nashville star who sings about dirt roads and tractors but really is just a cowboy hat-wearing suburban kid." What is so wrong about wanting to live a country lifestyle, since country is more of a state of mind than a genre?

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At this point, country music is the same thing as hip-hop, inasmuch as it’s selling a lifestyle back to the people who are living it. It’s a terribly clever ploy. It’s just a song about pretense, to us, and isn’t about any one person in particular. It’s widely applicable. We are surrounded by folks who do live in trailers on dirt roads, do drive tractors to scratch a living, do make moonshine and fry everything, and they do go to church and mean it. For them "country" isn’t a state of mind, by any means, it’s their reality.

If you had a choice, would you rather farm full time or write and record music? Which is your priority?

I wouldn’t ever want to be in a position where I had to choose to do only one thing. That wouldn’t be living a full life, to me, by any means. I think it’s fair to expect to be able to do the things you enjoy. I also have a day job [as a paralegal], so my choice, if I had one, would be to be in a position where I didn’t need to do that — although I really love my job — in order to be able to support the other things I like to do.

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