As far am I'm concerned, I don't listen to radio anymore. They play the same ten songs over and over again, so why would I?
Brazil is where I belong, the place that feels like home. They love their family, their country and God, and are not afraid to let anybody know it.
I love what I do. I was given the most incredible gift that can be given to anyone. I could never imagine a world without music, and I feel grateful that I've been given the ability to share that.
I look at the careers of people I'm standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they've been holding me up for quite a long time.
James Lee Burke