Date of Interview: 11/12/2008
© 2008 Clayton Perry
When Brian McKnight sings, the world slowly fades from view. Even bluebirds pause—and turn green with envy—because his melodies are hypnotic and have the power to envelope nearby listeners in the spirit of love.
Since 1992, Brian McKnight’s smooth, velvety vocals have blessed the ears of music lovers worldwide. And with the recent deaths of Luther Vandross and Gerald Levert, he stands as one of America’s last modern-day “soul men.” Even so, fans of every genre can readily identify his work—without question or pause.
Upon review of his tenth studio release, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Brian McKnight managed to find time in his busy schedule to settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry — reflecting on Lionel Richie, “Win,” and his 16 GRAMMY nominations.