I owe it all to Jesus.
I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.
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.
But I knew if I ran I’d never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.
Until I went to rehab, I didn’t understand what it did.
Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.
I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience.
I really like listening to music in my car.
When I record something, I’ll take a drive and just listen.
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.
We lived together as kids, and now we’re taking care of each other as men.
I just sing. You have to use it.
I sing around the house, in the shower.
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.
I was raised Catholic, but my father’s people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.
I feel it was just a few years ago I was running around in short pants.
If you had told me I’d be making 62 tomorrow, I’d say you were lying.
Every morning I wake up and thank God.
When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.
My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.