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Charlie Wilson: Mountain To The Valley, Back to The Mountain

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In the lyrics to his hit song, "If I Believe," Charlie Wilson makes it crystal clear that there is one reason above all why he's successfully recovering from addiction, why he's cancer-free now, and why he is in the midst of a career resurgence.

"It's God. I can work hard at anything I want to work hard at and if it ain't meant to be it ain't gonna happen. God has blessed me. The stars lined up for me.

"And … as far as my vocals and clarity of my vocals, I try real hard to hit those notes and get those notes. I know a lot of people at my stage probably don't work as hard as I do. I know it's been proven that hard work does pay off and [with] God in the middle of all of that as well, I think you can get just about anywhere you try to go.

"While other people are counting you out … I know, I mean this music business is a kid's world. I know that, but he just scooted everybody over for me."

Charlie Wilson joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Charlie Wilson: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American R&B singer-songwriter-producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for seven Grammy awards and three NAACP Image Awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005.

2) In 2009, he was named Billboard magazine's No. 1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song "There Goes My Baby" was named the No. 1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine. On June 30, 2013, BET honored Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him by Justin Timberlake. The BET tribute performances included renditions of Wilson's songs performed by India Arie (There Goes My Baby), Jamie Foxx (Yearning for Your Love), and Stevie Wonder (Burn Rubber) but it was not until Wilson himself took to the stage at the request of Timberlake to perform his Grammy nominated song "You Are" and then transition into a medley of hit songs performing alongside Timberlake and surprise guests Snoop Dogg and Pharrell that Wilson stole the show during the youth oriented program.

3) The Charlie Wilson tribute helped BET achieve the highest ratings in years for the program and also earned the network the #1 primetime spot in the 18–49 demographic topping all its broadcast and cable competition for the night in both demographics and total viewers.

4) Wilson is the national spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation where there is a Creativity Award in his name which donates hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to researchers across the country for the development of creative science that conforms to PCF funding principles but is short-term and designed to allow development of otherwise unfunded ideas.

Click here for info and tickets to Charlie Wilson at the Nokia Theatre.

Twitter: @ImCharlieWilson

Website: Charliewilsonmusic.com

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