Boone the clean-cut entertainer who sold millions of records from the 50s through the 70s put together Thank You Billy Graham, an all-star musical tribute featuring singers like Bono, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Rimes paying their rocking respects to the praised preacher.
Despite being a devout Christian and life-long friend of Grahams, Boone wouldve welcomed some surprising, sacrilegious guest singers if theyd asked.
Boone used to live next to Ozzy Osbourne, and though he couldnt get the Prince of Darkness to croon on the celebratory song, he says, If Ozzy had wanted to, sure! Hes got ghoulish, scary things all over his house, but hes got crosses too, and I know he prays.
In fact, Boone wouldve even courted a seriously controversial character.
He says, I wouldve considered anyone. If [head of the Nation of Islam] Louis Farrakhan wanted to pay tribute, wed have have put him on there!
Thank You Billy Graham comes out tomorrow (May 20).
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