Greatest strength: I know who I am and what I do well.
Competitive edge: I've been playing sports my whole life and I am very competitive. Believe me, I want to win this more than anybody, but ultimately it just comes down to being yourself, being true to your artistry and standing strong behind it.
Ultimate goal: I have a lot of markers that I'd like to achieve, such as becoming an Opry member, but really my ultimate goal is to have a long, successful career in this business. I'd love to still be playing shows when I'm into my 90s.
Inspired by: The beauty and sadness of everyday life.
What one thing about you would surprise GAC viewers? I was an All-American decathlete at Texas Tech.
What do you do for fun? What downtime? If I have any spare time from remodeling our house, I love to go camping/hiking.
What makes you laugh? Just about everything because I'm such an easy laugh, but lately it's been my son. He cracks me up!
Greatest triumph of your life: I've been truly blessed to have been able to do so many cool things so far in my life. I know there are more peaks to come and I know this may sound corny but being married to my amazing wife and raising our beautiful boy is just about the best thing I've ever experienced. Every day is an amazing journey and I love it. I'm not trying to be sappy, just honest. No matter what happens in my life professionally, I know that I've won already.
What makes you cry? Turning on the TV and hearing about a child being hurt.
What's the greatest personal hurdle you've overcome in life? Self confidence and procrastination.
Favorite TV show: Seinfeld
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite book: Lonesome Dove
Favorite author: James Patterson
Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman
Favorite actress: Diane Lane
Favorite music website: GACTV.com
Favorite music magazine: Country Weekly
Favorite hobby: Camping
Favorite food: Mexican (enchiladas)
Country music crush: Crystal Gayle