I guess I could've been a prima ballerina. Or a nurse. Aretha Nightingale!
I love Wal-Mart, and not just because my record is there. You can get some things there that you cannot find at Saks or Bergdorf's or other upscale stores.
I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.
It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I've done my job.
I really don't have any shelf music.
Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots.