Gordon Lightfoot has created some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time. He is Bob Dylan's favorite singer/songwriter - high praise from the best of us, applauded by the rest of us.— Kris Kristofferson
Relaxing Favorite Singer quotations
A song is a favorite song, not because the singer can hit and hold a high note, but because of the words, their meaning.
Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs.
Mariah Carey is my favorite singer because her voice sounds utterly groundless.
It's not even a human voice; it almost sounds mechanical.
People ask me who is my favorite country artist. I say, you mean besides George Jones.
Alison Krauss is definitely my favorite singer that's ever lived. I've never heard anyone like her.
My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole.
I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice.
I'd have to say that Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwritersand particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade “he goes deep.” A true wordsmith AND musician who reveals a fine sense of humor, as well. Put on your headphones and listen carefully.
Ed Kowalczyk is my favorite singer.
As for music, my tastes are eclectic.
Elvis Costello is my all-time favorite. I listen to a lot of jazz, primarily the great female vocalists, and I am very fond of the late cabaret singer Nancy Lamott.
I'm not someone who can sing anything.
.. And my favorite singers aren't people whose voice you would say is amazing. I'm a big Bob Dylan fan, a huge David Bowie fan... none of those people have orthodox, cabaret voices. These are people where what they're singing about is just as important as how they're singing it.
I got last-minute rush seats to Baz Luhrmann's 'Boheme,' and my favorite singer, Ekaterina Solovyeva, was playing Mimi that day. My face got burned off when she sang the aria 'Donde Lieta Usci.' The woman was technically sobbing and singing opera at the same time. I don't know how you do that.
Etta James is my all-time favorite singer.
I've said it in every interview, in every story, in every on- and off-camera question. That music was always such a huge escape for me, even from a young age.
Frank Sinatra's never been handsome, but he's one of my favorite singers.
Who needs looks when you have a voice and power?
Singing doesn't have to mean that you sound like Stevie Wonder.
I love to sing. I'm not the greatest singer in the world. But, a lot of my favorite singers aren't the greatest singers in the world.
George Jones was my all-time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world.
When I was 8 years old, it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about.
I think Im different from a lot of singer-songwriters because some of my favorite singer-songwriters told stories. Like John Prine.
Robert Plant was always my favorite singer-and hes said nice things about me, you know.
Johnny Guitar... just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the '50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together. I would hear him sing every night.
One of my favorite French singers, Alain Bashung, was the expert at creating his own universe; no one knows what he's talking about, even he doesn't know because it's so poetic.
One of my favorite artists is Tom Waits, whom most people think of as a wonderful singer-songwriter and a great poet. I certainly think of him that way, but I also know him as a terrific actor. You know, that persona that he puts on when he's doing his music comes from being an actor, figuring out a persona.
When I was 8 years old, it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about. And if I have a chance to matter to the growth and hopes and wishes of little girls, that's something I can't take lightly. So I do factor them in when I'm thinking about what to wear, and what to say, and whether or not to go out to bars even thought I'm not twenty-one.
I listen to music mostly in the evening.
I've come to love what is called world music, like the Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi and the Colombian singer Marta Gomez. I also love the Irish folk singer Mary Black. Other favorites include Chet Baker, Eva Cassidy, and Billie Holiday.
The other day my daughter said, ‘Daddy, guess who my favorite Stroke is?’ And I thought she was going to say me because, oh man, she loves me so much, and she said: ‘Julian! Because he’s the singer
Like I say, I'm always writing and if something sticks, it sticks.
I get to write with great songwriters in town. Lori McKenna is one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters who's ever walked the planet. I get to write with her. The Warren Brothers are friends of mine and I write with them all the time. Lance Miller is a great songwriter. Tom Douglas - you can't get any better than that. I write a lot of stuff but it's got to stick.
I carry my iPod everywhere. My favorite group is the John Butler Trio, an Australian jam band. The lead singer and guitarist writes amazing lyrics.