“The reason myself and my parents stopped listening to country music at that time, it wasn’t as relatable. A lot of guys got heavy into the beach, it was getting more poppy sounding at the time. And not to say I’m Merle Haggard, because I’m not, but that was the big shift…”
“So when I got to Appalachian State, a guy that lived on my floor brought in an Eric Church CD…once I heard Eric I was like, this is something I can relate to and if he can do that and he’s from here, and I’m from here, I can do that.”
“That’s where the fire caught its spark.”
Here’s the full clip from USA.
The Season 2 premiere with Combs is Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT.