I wanted to play some more grown-up music - jazz.
I was almost kind of trapped by my own success into only doing rock.
I started The McCoys in 1962, so I'm approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business.
It's a great relationship when you can work with the person who you consider to be your soul mate.
Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted.
I just really longed to do music that reflected me as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults.
So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who's drunk come up and tell you you're great.
In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again.
My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda.
I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't know how to do the way I could, and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.