Andy Williams was an inspiring man in both his music and his life. The clarity and warmth and grace of his singing shaped my love of music as I watched my brothers perform with him on his weekly show. When I finally joined my brothers and toured with Andy as his opening act and back-up singers, I was always impressed with the way he handled an audience. He loved the audience. That was one of the most important lessons he taught me. The best way I could describe his voice was “pure”. It was always pleasant to listen to. I will always treasure the memories of when I was 7 years old and he took the time to give me several voice lessons. He truly was a great singer and I will ever be indebted to Andy for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams and the opportunity to be personally inspired by such a generous talent.