Harry Connick Jr. has had a pretty successful and consistent career. He’s an actor, singer and even had his own talk show. On Thursday, he was added to the list of Christian entertainers who received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Connick, who has been in the industry for over 30 years, shared with Variety that he’s never felt like he needed a break from the spotlight.
“It was always about the challenge of what the spotlight meant, not the spotlight itself,” he says. “It was about why I’m out here. Have I done everything I need to do to maximize the gifts I’ve been given?”
Connick was joined by his wife of 25 years, Jill and there three beautiful daughters, Georgia, Charlotte and Sarah Kate.
His family like his career is based on traditional values.
Says Connick: “For me, the stronger that part of one’s life is, the more creative you can be — the better artist you can be. Despite what a lot of people think, in my opinion, it’s very hard to create art in the throes of chaos and sadness and depression. The deeper I connect with my family — and every day we grow deeper and deeper in love with each other — the freer I am to be more creative. The pain is inevitable, and that’s what you learn when the things that matter come to the forefront.”
Also check out his new single “True Love” from his album of the same name.