Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth — that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache — it's a given. What's not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.