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.
Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.
People have been so supportive of this career for so long, and they are still enjoying the music that I bring to them.
Every time we buy a CD or download a song, the artist is paid for their work. You might not know that this isn't the case when a musician's work is played on the radio.