Stevie Wonder’s “Lovely” Engagement Story And Emotional Thanks
Playing everything from The Beatles and Marvin Gaye to Michael Jackson, and, of course, his own jukebox joints aplenty, ultimate headliner Stevie Wonder wrapped the last night of Hangout Music Fest with two-and-a-half hours of mess yourself with feel-good excitement. It was a favorite by far made even better by the personal stories Wonder shared throughout his performance. Before launching into a sing-along version of hit “Isn’t She Lovely?” Wonder recounted to the 30,000 fans the last time he performed the song written for his daughter and backing singer, Aisha Morris, she’d gotten engaged. Feeling reflective after the tune, Wonder paused his set yet again to give tearful thanks to the enormous crowd for their support, which allowed the Grammy-winning legend to give his late Alabama-born mom “a good life before she went away.” The pleasure’s ours, Stevie!
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