But I knew if I ran I`d never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.
I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.
It`s a 360-degree sound experience. Like you`re in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.
Until I went to rehab, I didn`t understand what it did.
When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.
I feel it was just a few years ago I was running around in short pants.
I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.
The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.
I was raised Catholic, but my father`s people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.
I sing around the house, in the shower.
I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
It`s a thanksgiving to God. It`s something I have wanted to do for a long time, but the record company wasn`t ready for it. So I did it myself.
Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.
These songs have always been with me. They have helped me through some rough times. When I felt like I had nothing, I still had these songs.
When I record something, I`ll take a drive and just listen.
I really like listening to music in my car.
I think things happened the way they did for a reason.
So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I`m standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
I just sing. You have to use it.
Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
I owe it all to Jesus.
Every morning I wake up and thank God.
So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I`d like to publish it someday.
We lived together as kids, and now we`re taking care of each other as men.
If you had told me I`d be making 62 tomorrow, I`d say you were lying.
When I went to the movies and heard cowboys like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry yodeling when I came out of the movie I was that guy.
My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.