All I can do is take influences from where I was raised.
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I walked into this industry blond with red lips, and I will leave this industry blond with red lips. Mark my words.
I think I’ve always been fine on stage – though I get nervous beforehand. But once I’m on stage, all of that goes out of the window.
When it comes down to the music, it’s just you and the microphone. It’s not you and the record execs.
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Possibly the whole creative whirlwind of any musician’s life is based on garnering and developing and absorbing more and more experience.
I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes and basically I’m an old-fashioned gal.
The day of the Christmas Card shoot was wild! No one would get it together so we couldn’t get a full card!
[asked about the ways she is discriminated against] I get discriminated against in three ways: I get discriminated against because I’m blond, I get discriminated against because I’m an actress and I get discriminated against because I’m from the South.
My career has been a combination of hard work and timing. Working with Stevie Wonder at the Kennedy Center Honors was timing. The Tonight Show was timing. Carnegie Hall, that was timing. My marriage was timing. I was ready, I wanted to know what it was like.
The same kind of boys always like me. The ones that easily get their feelings hurt. Ugh! Then they try to get my attention by doing something dumb but I’m too busy to notice
[on accepting his CBE] I owe everything to the musicians I work with. From the UK to Africa to Tennessee, it is their brilliance that I bounce off. Alone I’m nothing.
I’m quite sarcastic, and I’m funny, but not kind of funny. It’s a weird funny, and some people don’t get me, and some people do.
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever… even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, “if I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?”
The good Lord doesn’t tell you what His plan is, so all you can do is get up in the morning and see what happens next.