"I loved my grandfather. I remember riding in the back of his old Chevrolet truck, his farm workers singing old country songs and me just looking up at the sky. He was a mentor to me, and I looked to him for guidance. He took me places a grandfather ought to take his grandson. I miss him. I wish he was still here, but he died when I was in my twenties.
"I wish I could relive those days with him. I know I can't, but I wish I could. I just hope I can be an inspiration to my grandkids like he was to me."