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The Top Quotes of All Time from Country Music Artists

By C. Murph | Monday Monday Staff -    2016-10-03

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson (photo from musictour.eu)

If you’re not a better person after reading this article, you should really check yourself.

Yes, country music has some ridiculous lyrics and some artists have said and done some outlandish things. And yes, a lot of country songs are about beer, girls, and/or trucks. But a lot of country lyrics and country artists have some very important and encouraging things to say.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best quotes in country music.


Reba McEntire

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Reba McEntire (photo from tasteofcountry.com)

“Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.”

“Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy.”

Garth Brooks

“Just keep taking chances and having fun.”

“When there’s only one race, and that’s mankind, we shall be free.”

Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty (photo from tasteofcountry.com)

“You learn the most from life’s hardest knocks.”

“A good country song takes a page out of somebody’s life and puts it to music.”

Dolly Parton

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

“The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball.”

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson (photo from musictour.eu)

“All I do is play music and golf, which one do you want me to give up?”

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

“Par is whatever I say it is. I’ve got one hole that’s a par 23 and yesterday I damn near birdied the sucker.”

“My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down, but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.”

“I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.”

Toby Keith

“Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.”

Dierks Bentley

“Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.”

Shania Twain

Shania Twain
Shania Twain (photo from www.kisax.com)

“It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.”

Kelly Clarkson

“God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.”

Faith Hill

Faith Hill
Faith Hill (photo from www.billboard.com)

“Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

“When I used to go out with Brad Pitt, he’d say ‘You have a good voice for country music.”

Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd
Naomi Judd (photo from countrymusictattletale.com)

“A dead end street is a good place to turn around.”

“There are many paths but only one journey.”

“Change is the one thing we can be sure of.”

Are you enlightened? Uplifted? Share some of your favorite quotes in the comments!

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