Question: Where were you and how did it feel like to hear one of your own songs on the radio for the first time? What about when your song “What if I Said” (a duet with Steve Wariner) reached #1 on the country charts?
Answer: The first time I heard my voice on radio was in Detroit, MI. My very first professional recording after signing to Warner Bros. Records was a Christmas Song, “Please Come Home For Christmas.” I remember knowing when they were going to play it, so my whole family gathered in the living room around the stereo and listened together. I will never forget that. When “What If I Said” became a number one record, it was the most exciting thing. To get a number 1 song on the radio is like winning the lottery. I was overwhelmed with the events, the number 1 parties and the traveling. I finally felt like I had made my mark in country music and was living the dream. I still remember the phone call home to mom to tell her the news!