Best Quotes by Johnny Colt

Lead by examples, not words.

Johnny Colt

I had a deal with CNN and had no intention of going back to the music business, but you know, it’s Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Johnny Colt

When you grow up in Atlanta, joining Lynyrd Skynyrd is like joining the Rolling Stones.

Johnny Colt

Some Lynyrd Skynyrd songs are literally the backdrop of America. Songs like ‘Simple Man’ and ‘Free Bird’ and ‘Alabama.’ I wasn’t prepared for how emotional the crowd gets during the songs.

Johnny Colt

I had left the music business and became a conflict journalist. The conflict journalism started for me in the Gulf and the oil spill. When Skynyrd needed a new bass player, they knew me from the Black Crowes.

Johnny Colt

Yoga is how I got sober.

Johnny Colt

While I was in India, my yoga teacher asked me to start teaching, and my life became about that for years. I taught 18 classes a week, therapeutics, and traveled to study with other teachers.

Johnny Colt

When I had a kid, it was a game changer.

Johnny Colt

Musically, what happened was this: I retired twice. I retired after The Black Crowes, and I retired after Brand New Immortals. Then, we started buying real estate, which really took up my time. I was busy. I was still teaching yoga, but I was mostly busy running business, and I was fine. I was happy.

Johnny Colt

I started shooting pictures because I had all these photographers around me, and life was kind of boring creatively because you play the same songs every night. So I looked for another outlet, and I started shooting.

Johnny Colt

Rehab is one thing, but it takes years to get that attitude adjustment.

Johnny Colt

It’s difficult, because when you’re a popular singer who makes money, you’re basically a race horse. And that’s how you’re treated by the people around you.

Johnny Colt

One of the things about dealing with an artist is that their art is essentially – if they’re successful, it’s kind of lightning in a bottle. There is no formula for it.

Johnny Colt

When I left my band, I had to start over from scratch, and that’s a scary place to go.

Johnny Colt

The news of Mubarak stepping down came as I was sitting in my Jordanian home away from home.

Johnny Colt

In a lot of ways, Nauru is something like a canary in a coal mine: It’s a tiny place with more than its share of troubles, most of them the kind that might have been prevented.

Johnny Colt

If the Pacific took Nauru, it’d wash away one of the strangest and most troubled places on Earth.

Johnny Colt

Seriously, American pop culture must be the most predominant force on the planet, next to pollution and poverty.

Johnny Colt

In an odd way, it is refreshing to be around people who aren’t attention-starved and media-addicted.

Johnny Colt

Oil’s in everything we have, from anesthetics to aspirations to aspirins to most parts of the cell phone contain oil. We interface with oil in every part of our life.

Johnny Colt

I grew up in Japan. It’s my first memories of life are Japan.

Johnny Colt

My father was in the military, so I was in Okinawa.

Johnny Colt

It’s a big deal when you play in a rock band and you conquer Japan. You know, it’s a big deal.

Johnny Colt

My journalistic heroes are all the guys like Peter Arnett of Vietnam, and my style in journalism is you got to stand there, and you got to see it with your own eyes.

Johnny Colt

What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking Southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!

Johnny Colt

I was 8 years old when I started listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company and Led Zeppelin.

Johnny Colt

I have my own favorites; right now it’s ‘Simple Man,’ but that changes from time to time.

Johnny Colt