When I'm singing, I connect the dots with notes.
Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it's just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that's the key.
It's up to God to do the judging. You haven't walked in my boots, so how are you going to judge me?
I really like listening to music in my car.
I buried Joel on our 48th anniversary. I had been with her since I was 16.
You've just got to sing, do some kind of singing every day. Early mornings and cold weather can mess with that. I drink special teas with cayenne pepper, but I think you're psyching yourself out, really.
Ain't no place like New Orleans. It's one of kind.
I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
'Yellow Moon' was a poem. My wife at the time, Joel - she's dead now - it was our 25th anniversary. She had the chance to go on a cruise with her sister. And I'm home with the kids and looking up, and I saw the big moon, and I just started writing.
Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.
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