Put some of the songs from the band's first albums together, singer-songwriter Kristian Bush says, and you'll find a chronological story.
"I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk," Blake Shelton says. And he says he's stirring plenty of old-school country into his upcoming album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine."
Brad Paisley likes to push the envelope, all right, but bending too hard on a riff can break what you're doing, he says.
If your fingers are too messy to touch your phone, don't despair: As my son showed me, other body parts are capable of texting, too.