"I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends and family in my own backyard."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Rodney Atkins on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Rodney Atkins on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Rodney Atkins on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Rodney Atkins on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Rodney Atkins on Benjamin Franklin
"I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!"
"I could be on 52nd and Third in Manhattan up and ask a strange for directions and they will help you, that's a rural heart. Your car breaks down in the middle of Iowa or somewhere, or Tennessee where I'm from, people want to help each other. Given each opportunity, you see how people come together."
"I was a sickly baby, and after two sets of adoptive parents took me home, they returned me to the orphanage because of a serious respiratory infection. But as they say, the third time's a charm, because my mom and dad adopted me and took me into their home where I was raised in a family full of love."
"Every song you're trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I'm really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you're from."
"There's a book called 'The Shack' - it had a lot to do with me coming full circle, meeting my birth mother. Awhile back, my birth mom and my adopted mom came to my show together, and it was pretty surreal."
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