Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.
I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Don’t say Aretha is making a comeback, because I’ve never been away!
I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.
My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
Aretha is one of the most powerful voices of all time. You feel her soul when you hear her voice, so beautiful, it goes right through you.
We all have powerful voices deep inside.
People will listen, so it is important to speak from your deep truth.
Thinking about her energy in this world and how lucky we have all been to have her grace us with her presence.