Magazine article Ebony

5 Questions For: Anthony Hamilton

Magazine article Ebony

5 Questions For: Anthony Hamilton

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When Anthony Hamilton appeared on the R&B music scene in 2003 with his first CD, Comin' From Where I'm From, audiences got an intense dose of the finger-popping, neck bone-loving, fedora-wearing (tilted to the side, thank you), God-fearing soul singer who didn't quite fit the industry mold. Still an enigma after releasing Ain't Nobody Worryin', his third album, the 35-year-old Hamilton smacks of old school (think Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers. Sam Cooke) with his gritty, bluesy vocals and down-home lyrics. Hamilton's own sound is pure Southern-bred soul, as evidenced by "Sista Big Bone," a tribute to zaftig women, and "Ain't Nobody Worryin'," the conscious-raising title track. "I really feel honored to be compared to the likes of Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Al Green ... the greatness of those heroes," Hamilton says. During a conversation with EBONY, the singer/songwriter discusses his music, spirituality, marriage and his trademark hats.

1. What does this project, your third album, mean to you as a musician?

This particular CD means growth as a man, spiritual growth [and] the desire to be in love and sharing that feeling. It means that people are behind the Hamilton movement!

2. How's married life [to Tarsha McMillian, who can be heard on "Preacher's Daughter"] going?

Being married has always been a dream to me--to share the rest of my life with someone, to grow old and wise together. Tarsha has added so much life to my existence. …

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