Every morning I wake up and thank God.
I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.
I think things happened the way they did for a reason.
I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.
I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.
I owe it all to Jesus.
I really like listening to music in my car.
I sing around the house, in the shower.
Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.
My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.
So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.
Until I went to rehab, I didn't understand what it did.
So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.
Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
I feel it was just a few years ago I was running around in short pants.
I just sing. You have to use it.
If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying.
The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.