I have been blessed with some incredible compositions to record and perform and all of my songs have had the ability to grow as I and those who have supported this career of mine for these 50 years have.
The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It's about what's right. And it's about time.
I am an outspoken person. I believe in what I say.
I had said before that I'd never write an autobiography because I've been around, and there's a lot that I've seen and heard that stays with me. That's just mine. I didn't want to do a kiss-and-tell, as some of my peers have.