If you have ever been fortunate to catch a performance from the legendary Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, you might notice that the artists have as much fun as the audience. The country icon says that’s not exactly a coincidence.

“I believe if you’re having fun doing the music, you’re halfway there,” he told Billboard Magazine. “The audience is bound to have fun if you do. There’s an old saying that the man who loves his job his always on vacation. So, if you consider it that way, then I’ve never worked a day in my life,” he states, though he does admit some days might be just a little easier than others.

“Now, some days it’s hard. You ride a bus all night after a double show the day before, and you get there about 8:30 or 9am. You have bus hair, you stink, you’re hungry, and you have a 2pm matinee. OK, maybe that’s not the most fun you can have with this job. But, I tell people every day, you could be going into a coal mine or a power plant, or digging ditches. That’s hard work. So, we do our jobs so that those people coming from those coal mines get their money’s worth when we step out there. We’re very blessed to do what we do for a living.”  read more