For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
Now, if it’s just a little toe-tapper, got to make me feel good somehow or another, or when I sing it I can’t make you feel good.
Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.
At this time when I turn 50, because so there’s many of my friends and family who didn’t get to see 50-years-old, and so, I’m celebrating for them too.
So, I took lessons, and I love to shoot now. It’s a lot of fun.
Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy.
Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.
But I like to listen to demos. I like to hear the finished product. It’s like listening to a song – I mean, a story. If you’re going to sit here and tell me a story, I just like to listen. I don’t want to make them up.
I think they want to keep it separate, but I’ve never been a crossover artist for some reason.
For no. 1, it’s great writing, super writing. The second thing is that it’s great chemistry with all the actors. We just all got along from the very start. Very get-go, we all got along. We just – it was just like we were all meant to be there together.
When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves – and maybe a smile.
I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I’m going to get Jackie Ward to record.
Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened. I wasn’t mad at God. I just knew that there was a reason that I didn’t know about why it happened.
I have talked to Debbie Hammond quite a bit, Jim Hammond’s wife, his widow. I’ve seen their kids. And last time we played Dallas, a lot of them came over. It’s hard for them to come see the show. It’s still hard.
To me, there’s two types of songs, good and bad. And I just like to stick with the good ones.
I had lots of breaks.
I think it’s a wonderful time for a woman.
My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We’re all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy.
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.
You don’t waste your entire life waiting to go back to dust.
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