“What I’m trying to do with this record is to not have songs that all sound the exactly alike,” Owen tells Rolling Stone. “I’ve definitely had moments in my career where I’ve released songs that were not necessarily the most, you know, in-depth-written song, or maybe it was a party anthem. I wanted to start adding more validity to my music.”
“We need more of those kinds of songs in [country music]. We need more songs than just songs about tailgates, cups and Bacardi and stuff like that. We need songs that get ourselves back to the format that made me love it . . . [like] when guys like Randy Travis released songs like ‘He Walked on Water’ – songs that meant something, man
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