He has sold over 50 million records over his seven decade career and has recorded more songs than any other artist in history, he’s a legendary singer, a Hollywood actor and personality, an author, a winner of countless awards, but most importantly he has been a man of faith since he was 13 and at 89 he has an abundance of wisdom that we can all learn from. On this episode of The Walk, we feature a conversation the remarkable Pat Boone.
Pat Boone and Joshua Swanson discuss Boone’s career as a singer, actor, and preacher. Boone shares stories about his early days as a performer, his rise to fame, and his encounters with other celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, and Dean Martin. He also talks about his faith and how it has shaped his life and work.
One of the most interesting stories that Boone tells is about how he became known as a “rock and roll” singer, even though he started out singing rhythm and blues songs. He explains that he would often cover R&B songs, but he would give them a more upbeat and energetic sound. This new sound appealed to a wider audience, and Boone quickly became one of the most popular singers in the world.
Boone also talks about his faith and how it has shaped his life and work. He says that he believes that God has given him a gift for music and that he uses this gift to glorify God and to inspire others. He also talks about the importance of living a life of integrity and compassion.
Overall, the conversation between Boone and Swanson is an insightful and inspiring look at the life of one of the most successful entertainers of our time.
- Nick Boone
- Marilyn Monroe
- Hugh Hefner
- Dean Martin
- Frank Sinatra
- Doris Day
- The Lancers
- The DiCastro sisters
- Little Richard
The Full Video Interview
- Kindness and compassion are important. Pat Boone begins by saying that it’s important to be kind and compassionate.
- Worship can happen anywhere. Pat Boone goes on to say that worship doesn’t have to happen just on the platform, but can also happen in the pews.
- We are all uniquely created. He believes that the beautiful thing about the Lord is that he has made us with our own unique individual sound. Even our voices are individual.
- Our identity should be rooted in Christ. Boone believes that if our identity is rooted in Christ first, then we can all become super blended in what we do.
- Diversity is a beautiful thing. He uses the analogy of creation to illustrate the beauty of diversity. He says that there is something beautiful about when all of the sound of creation comes together.
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Music by Pat Boone
Who is Pat Boone?
Pat Boone’s journey is a remarkable tapestry of musical achievements. With a staggering 50 million records sold globally, he stands tall among the top 10 recording artists in history, marked by a series of consecutive Top 10 and No. 1 hits that underscore his undeniable influence on the music scene. Rising to prominence in the 1950s after triumphing in TV’s inaugural national talent contest, Boone’s smooth and wholesome musical style resonated deeply, leading to starring roles in Hollywood hits like “April Love” and “State Fair.” His recent accolades include the Grace Award for Most Uplifting Performance In Movies at the esteemed Movieguide Awards for his role in “The Mulligan.” Pat Boone’s indelible legacy resonates through his music and contributions to entertainment. His triple stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating his achievements in Recording, Motion Picture, and Television, stand as a testament to his enduring impact. A virtuoso in singing, acting, songwriting, and authorship, Boone’s timeless appeal continues to captivate across generations. As he has just released his highly-anticipated country album, “COUNTRY JUBILEE” on September 8, 2023, Boone’s Nashville roots come alive in a heartfelt tribute featuring 25 tracks. The album showcases his versatile talent, including five Top 100 Country recordings, a captivating duet with Crystal Gayle titled “You and I,” and an energetic anthem “GRITS,” featuring collaborations with luminaries like Ray Stevens, The Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Deborah Allen, and Dean Miller. One crucial aspect that sets Pat Boone apart is his deep faith and conservative values, which have been an integral part of his identity throughout his career. Boone’s unwavering commitment to his faith and values has often been reflected in his music choices and public persona.
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