"Then when I went to Iraq and saw the strength and character the men and women in our military service exhibit every day and their belief in what they're doing, I knew I wanted to get that on film and share it with everyone. They are my inspiration."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Joe Nichols on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Joe Nichols on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Joe Nichols on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Joe Nichols on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Joe Nichols on Ernest Hemingway
"The overall physical demand that Iraq has is pretty amazing. It's 130 degrees, and the soldiers are carrying about 100 pounds of extra gear. It's a pretty rigorous schedule and routine for them."
"The people who are competing business-wise out there want what other successful labels and artists have. I don't want what they have I want my own path, my own sound, my own identity. Record labels care nothing about identity or artistic freedom, they want good business."
"Everything that's cool that happens, I look at my wife and I say, 'We need to enjoy this moment right here! This is really special!'"
"In my mind, as long as I did what was right for me, I was cool. But that's not the way it works. You have to think about other people and take their feelings into account."
"There's been a lot of really cool stuff that's happened to me throughout my career, and I remember everything, but I don't think I savored every moment of it like I should have or like I do now."