I was born into a family of gospel singers. My early ambitions were many. I was going to be a ballerina. I almost had that one come true until I tore a tendon, so I transferred from my toes to my throat and that's where the talent settled.
I don't think there's anything I can't do. I have no regrets.
All my friends and peers keep asking me when I'm going to rest - I just tell them it's another dirty four-letter word!
It was step by step that I earned my way into the lives and hearts of people by giving them recordings that I grew to love and as I found my listening audience also grew to love.
Jayne Anne Phillips