I can’t even believe that this is real. And I wanna thank God and my family for moving to Nashville so that I could do this. And I wanna thank country radio, I will never forget the chance you took on me. Brad Paisley, thank you for letting me tour with you! Scot Borchetta, Rick Barker… Everybody at the Big Machine Records. And the fans… You have changed my life! I can’t even believe this, this is definitely the highlight of my senior year!
I love all the girls who have my song on their myspaces. I love the people who come to my shows and put the pictures on here. I love the people at those shows who sing along with me. I love reading your stories in emails, some so touching they’ve given me chills. I love every single person who has wanted my autograph, because for the life of me I never really thought it would mean something to someone for me to write my name down. I love the little girls who stand in line with their mothers like I used to do. That was me. I love the couple who danced to my song at their wedding. Every comment, letter, and message. I love people who listen to the radio. I love every single person who is reading this, because you’ve let me into your life.
I love you all so much, I just wanted you to know.
Yeah, I let go. I like to have fun, and I like to be happy, and I like to have a level of spontaneity in my life, and just go off on a whim here, and that’s the part of my brain that’s an artist, and then there’s the part of my brain that also understands that there’s like a harsh reality to every single one of my actions. So those two are fighting all the time.
My ambition was to start a new book with the next album and not just a new chapter. I’ve surprised myself a little because we’ve already put together a lot of songs, and I feel like the album has taken on this new sound which was what I was looking for.