Thomas Rhett tells News Channel Nebraska that having children has taught him patience. “I learned how to be more patient for sure. My patience, not that it was thin before I had kids, but it can’t be thin at all when you do have kids. And so I feel like I’ve grown in many, many ways as a dad and continue to grow every day.”
Justin Moore tells the website Canton Rep that being a dad is more important than being a country singer. “You just gotta keep things in perspective. For me it’s all about prioritizing. Having the chance to do this for a living is great. It’s a super fun job, but my favorite job is being a dad. For me, it’s prioritizing things in my life. The balance between the two certainly helps. When I get home, my wife don’t care if I’ve played in front of 15, 20 thousand people the night before. She’s wanting me to take the garbage out.”
ABC says Granger Smith has gotten a tattoo in honor of his late son River. The name ”River” appears on his right forearm.
Chris Young tells “Ticket To Entertainment” that he enjoys covering classic rock songs during his concerts. “We like to cover everything from ZZ Top to Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton in my live shows. I also added “China Grove” to the set after collaborating with The Doorbell Brothers … I think sometimes people are surprised by some of the songs we mix into our sets, but I’ve been influenced by a wide variety of genres, and so I like to share some of my favorites with the fans.”
Justin Moore tells CMT that his favorite place to write songs is on a Florida beach. “It’s probably the beach. We have a house down there in Florida. There’s something about being there, I don’t stress about little things and I’m not worried about my phone. I like to create in places where there is less things going on and less things to worry about. That happens to be the beach for me for some reason.”
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers tells Billboard magazine that Shay Mooney sleeps much more than he does. “He sleeps, like, 18 hours a day, until 4 in the afternoon. We operate on different schedules.” Shay says; “[Dan] gets up early, no matter how late he goes to bed. I think not sleeping is pretty weird.”