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Valerie June Quotes

Every writer writes in different ways, and so some write the music first, while others write the lyrics first, and some write while they are doing other things, and it is just nice to see how other writers are writing.
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I just love music, and I absorbed what I love.

— Valerie June

My music confuses people because they think I will sound a certain way because I look a certain way with the dreads.

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When I first moved to New York, I was still returning to Tennessee every few months to perform.

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I grew my dreadlocks 12 years ago because they give me the freedom to roll out of bed and not spend hours on my woolly, thick hair. I get tons of dropped jaws and compliments, so I reckon folks like them all right.

— Valerie June

I'm not really into alternative country - I'm into Patsy Cline, who lived down the street from where I lived, and old Dolly Parton records, Kitty Wells and that old stuff. I like country music. I also like Eric Church, who has a great new sound but also holds onto that old sound.

— Valerie June

One day, when we were coming back from school, we saw this big cloud of smoke coming up, and all these fire-trucks in the yard. The garage was burning down. I was 14, and we'd lost everything.

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When you listen to my music, you hear that there are all these voices going on in different parts of the song. That's because I was always around so many voices in church.

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There are a lot of murder ballads out there, but most of them are about killing the woman. I was like, "We've gotta turn this around!"

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I feel a lot of cities are like, you go and you are trying to do your art, and there are so many other artists there who are so brilliant. And it's kind of like they stomp on the scene, and they are like, "You're not already Picasso? Get the hell out of here!" And Memphis is like, "Well, you'll get there one day!"

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Even from when I was in grade school or church or wherever, I was always like: we're one, and we should respect each other and grow as one. And respect each other's diversity, of course.

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I've always kind of been in the middle of every room, trying to get people together, no matter what color they were.

— Valerie June

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