Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music.
I was always my own person.
I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
I also like the banging piano – that old good-time piano.
But I was singing loud, and most singers weren’t singing loud.
No, I’ve never truly been a minister.
I’m here to sing.
I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention.
I let people know that it was all right to do the kinds of things I did.
And I don’t get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
My mother died, and I couldn’t stand to look at her bedroom any more. I’d get sick. I’ve always been a momma’s boy.
Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they’d pay attention to me.
I’ve never seen the devil create music.
If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man.
But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing.