There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything.
When I'm on stage, all is right with the world.
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.
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've got all my life to live and I've got all my love to give
I still love a variety of kinds of music.
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.
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.
My audience is often hands-up, standing and cheering and on tables and all of that kind of things.
The better your audience, the more energy you have, and the more energy you have, the better show you do. The better show you do, the more they love it, and the more energy they give back to you.
So you're back from outer space.
I will survive. As long as I know how to love, I know I'll be alive.
Music is my life. The only other thing I've done is office work in different places. But no real professional career other than singing.
I've written a lot of songs but I haven't had the opportunity to record a lot of them.
I started out doing covers.
I study the Bible and spend time on the Internet.
One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for 'I Will Survive.'
Well, for street clothes, a lot of what I wear is Jones New York. I am well-endowed in the derriere, and they can handle that.
Even as a very small child I used to talk to God.
I loved the fact that I could get on stage and be in control.
People are intimidated when they first meet me, but it doesn't take them long to realise I'm just an average person.
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