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You never really know what you've got until it's gone and after getting to come back on tour again, it was emotional, i think that music is an incredible medicine and live music, too, and people not being able to do that for a couple of years, you know, it's one of those things that you kind of take for granted.
Not only do we have the opportunity to perform for our fans for the first time in a while, but more importantly, we can raise crucial funds that support the mental health and well-being of our veterans, all men and women who have served deserve our deepest gratitude, and we invite you to celebrate and support them through music and community.
This is really strange circumstances because normally under pressure entertainment and music always survives. People want to feel good. They wan na come out and see music and we wan na be able to be there as a beacon to help remind them that everything is going to be OK during hard times, but this has been crippling because people can't gather together.
It was a hard day today. For the last 15 years, my crew and who I carry with me out on the road to play my shows and do what we do, Ive had to let go of about 90 percent of my family, the people that I traveled with and grew my business with, the people I high-five on the way out to the stage, the people that have done all their jobs and done them well.
Yeah, there's some really personal songs on here, sometimes life can be challenging in facing things that are hard, and music has always been my therapy. It's been my way to make it through a lot of things so I'm blessed to be able to do that. You always get to hear about our lives in the music that we put out -- lots of diversity on this album.