Stevie Wonder honors his mom

Filed under: Just For Moms, Celeb Kids, Celeb Parents, That's Entertainment

When I heard that Stevie Wonder was touring for the first time in more than 10 years, I got very excited. As usual, my town wasn't on the list and I didn't get to see him. But for those who did - or will - I imagine it was an amazing experience.

But just why, after all these years, has he decided to hit the road again? According to Wonder, his fans can thank dear old mom for giving us the opportunity to see this legend perform again. His mother, Lula Mae Hardaway, passed away last year but Wonder says she is still inspiring him.

"Through all the pain I was going through, my mother said, 'You better get out there and do what you do and spread your message, 'cause I'm gonna always be here with you,'" Wonder told ABC's Charles Gibson. "Obviously, she was talking to me from heaven."

Wonder credits his mother with not only encouraging him to make the music that has touched so many, but also with helping him write some of his biggest hits, including Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours and My Cherie Amour. "She was an amazing woman with a lot of wisdom, and she took that wisdom and she gave it to me. She allowed me to be free," he said.

Wonder, who is 57-years-old, continues to honor his mother with his next album, Gospel Inspired by Lula.

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