There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything.
When I'm on stage, all is right with the world.
Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady.
All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it.
Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.
Well, I was in a band. I was the singer with a band called the Soul Satisfiers. I sang then quite a bit of Jazz and some Top 40 stuff.
My grandmother went to church, but my mother had been inundated with church and decided that when she had children, she would not push church or God on her children.
The scripture that God used to save me was Isaiah 7.14, which today is still my favourite verse in the Bible.
I've got all my life to live and I've got all my love to give
Yes, too much emphasis is put on outward physical attributes in every area of American life.
Go on, now, go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now, 'cause you're not welcome anymore. Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with 'goodbye?' Did you think I'd crumble? Did you think I'd lay down and die? I will survive.
I still love a variety of kinds of music.
God allows circumstances to build us up. God has got our back.
At first I was afraid, I was petrified, kept thinking I could never live without you by my side. But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong, and I grew strong.
I have been to more than 80 countries, and there is not one-not one-that I didn't have women coming up to me sharing stories of overcoming major abuse, a bad marriage turning good, etc.
I agree that a well groomed appearance or a slovenly appearance says a lot about one's character.
Experimenting with drugs, drinking, doing this just enough to be accepted as one of the crowd, but I hated drugs, and I hated the taste of alcohol!
First I have a collection of all of the albums I've ever done, on vax.
God was in control, and I was just pliable enough to say yes to wherever He would lead.
Personally I prefer Gospel music.
I grew up without a father, and my mother grew up without a father and her mother grew up without a father. So we have this long heritage of growing up without fathers.
Performing was easy because I believed that I could sing, but that was an outside thing.
Low self-esteem comes from who you assess yourself to be. It's about who you are, and I didn't think I was anything or anybody.
My audience is often hands-up, standing and cheering and on tables and all of that kind of things.
That is what I liked about being on stage. I was comfortable there, and I could be myself with confidence.
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