I love radio, but it's a very limited thing today. Everything has to be edited down to 3:59, and too bad if I didn't make my statement in three minutes and 59 seconds. Everybody's song has to make its point so quickly.
I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn't have a vocalist. I didn't get paid. I needed to sing.
Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.
I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album.
I'm used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.
Typically, the theme of my albums, if there is a theme, is, 'How does it feel?' And that always leads to love songs. It just does.