With my content centered around Country and Christian music, I normally don't share things outside of that realm but sometimes there is something special comes along that others need to hear.
Tony Bennett was in a musical class all of his own and with his recent passing, I wanted to share something that was shared with me, a rare audio recording of an interview he had with Delilah.
RIP Tony. Thank you for your contributions to music and for the memories you've left so many of us with. Heaven sounds a bit sweeter.
"This morning as I awoke, I was so incredibly sad to hear about the passing of an extraordinary talent and a musical legend, Tony Bennett.
I had the incredible privilege of interviewing this legendary crooner, and his warmth, humility, and genuine love for music were always evident. Tony's voice was a rare gift that transcended time, and his artistry blessed the hearts of multiple generations. Unparalleled talent, dedication, and a genuine love for the craft were hallmarks of Tony's unprecedented career.
Tony sang not just with his vocal cords but with his heart, painting vivid emotions with each note he sang. His music was a testament to the power of music to unite and uplift.
Tony was not only an exceptional singer but also a skilled painter who devoted himself to his art with the same fervor as he did with music. He mentioned to me that he painted every day as it helped to keep his creative spark alive. When I expressed my interest in art and painting, Tony' beamed with excitement. Our mutual love for art created a bond between us that went beyond our shared passion for music.
One aspect that stood out in our conversations was his deep affection for Lady Gaga, as you can hear in an interview we did several years ago. Their collaboration was magical as their voices blended in perfect harmony, showcasing a beautiful synergy between two generations of incredible artists. Tony's admiration for Gaga's talent and his eagerness to share the stage with her was evident, and it was heartwarming to witness the mutual respect and affection they had for one another.
As we bid farewell to this icon, let us remember Tony Bennett for the inspiration he brought into our lives. His legacy lives on in the melodies he left behind, forever etched in the annals of music history. Amidst the sorrow we feel, let us also find solace in knowing that his music will continue to resonate and touch souls for generations to come.
Rest in peace, dear Tony, and thank you for sharing your incredible gift with the world."