"The happiest days of my life were when I was coming up. We lived out in the country in Humboldt, Tennessee, and I remember playing out in the fields with my brothers and sisters. We worked hard too. I learned early how to cook and wash clothes and do my book work. My parents stayed on my butt about my grades, and I’m thankful for that. All of us, the whole family, chopped soybeans and picked cotton and strawberries. There was a dairy farm across the field and sometimes we’d go over there and get ice-cold milk. I’ll never lose those memories. I loved every bit of it. Kids who grow up in the city don’t have any idea what that kind of life is like. We moved to Memphis when I was a little older, and I went to Cypress Middle, Lester, and Treadwell. I loved going to school. I ran track in high school and still lift weights sometimes. I was an athlete. I’ve had a successful life because I’ve been dwelling with the Lord a long time. I owe my success to him."