Where is home?
Nashville is home for me and I try to spend as much time there as possible. I can live more of a normal life there than I can elsewhere; it’s the place where I’ve written a lot of songs; the country music community is incredibly close there… I just love the city.
Where in the world have you felt the happiest?
A place called Radnor Lake in Nashville. I’ve spent some of the best days of my life walking there talking about life with my dad.
Name a place that most lived up to the hype prior to visit…
I would have to go with London.
Which is your favourite city, and why?
Aside from Nashville – New York is pretty much my second home. It’s so diverse, has some of my favourite restaurants, great parks, it’s another place I love.
Describe your favourite view
Looking out at the ocean at Hamilton Island in Australia – it’s such a beautiful place, you almost think it can’t be real.
What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed?
The Skylofts at The MGM in Las Vegas are beyond cool – if you ever have a chance to stay there you should do it. It’s the place to stay in Vegas, for sure.
Best thing you’ve learnt on a trip
Make sure your hotel is close to a good late-night food place!
Earliest travel memory
As a child I remember I travelled to New York quite frequently for vocal lessons – it’s a city that has been part of my life for a long time.
What’s the best dish you’ve eaten on your travels?
I love Wokcano in LA – the great thing is it’s open really late so if you’ve had a full-on day or a late finish it’s still going to be open. Their Orange Crispy Chicken is the best.
I always pack…
Everybody takes their cell [phone] with them – but it’s really important for me because I leave voice notes on it if I have an idea for a song.
When I’m in the mood for some retail therapy on my travels, I must visit…
Tribeca [New York] is a really cool part of the city – it’s a place I really like to shop for clothes, stuff for the house.
When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I hit…
New York is a fantastic night out – not a better city for drinks and dinner.
My favourite travel pastime is…
I love the beach – I always feel at peace with the world by the ocean.