Sandi and I have become fast friends as members of the Women of Faith tour the past two years. (I am the lone man at the two-day event!) Therefore, this interview is being conducted at dinner, backstage in Kansas City!
ANDY: OK, sister! I’m gonna start you off with an easy one… What’s your favorite color?
ANDY: The questions get a little harder from here. What is the definition of “osmosis”?
ANDY: Just kidding. What is your favorite movie of all time?
SANDI: Beaches or It’s a Wonderful Life.
ANDY: Do you have any recurring dreams?
SANDI: Actually, yes. Believe it or not, I often dream that I am back in school and can’t get my locker open!
ANDY: Seriously? What does that mean?
SANDI: I think it has to do with my fear of being unprepared.
ANDY: Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
SANDI: (Laughing) Sleeping Beauty. And where do you come up with these questions?
ANDY: Well, that one came from Laura!
(NOTE: We are sitting at a table with Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Whelchel, Mandisa, Marilyn Meburg, Brenda Warner, Amy Grant and Laura Stephens.)
ANDY: Here’s a question from Mandisa… Is there a song you’ve always wanted to record but never have?
SANDI: Yes. “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”
ANDY: I would ask why, but there might be a deep psychological reason and we probably don’t have time to hear the story! (Everyone laughs) Sooo… with whom would you love to do a duet?
SANDI: My husband Don. Or Barbra Streisand!
ANDY: Did you have a favorite childhood pet?
SANDI: I did! It was my dog Heidi. She was a little black “something.”
ANDY: Ahh…I’ve seen those and they are quite beautiful. Sad, though, that they’ve not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club.(laughing) What is your dream car?
SANDI: A red Lexus convertible. But I won’t have one until all the World Vision babies have been sponsored.
ANDY: Who is your favorite emcee of all time?
SANDI: My daughter Anna Trent.
ANDY: I actually knew that…I just wanted to get a plug in for Anna. She IS great! Moving along, if you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SANDI: Ice cream.
ANDY: What kind?
SANDI: The cold kind.
ANDY: (Laughing) I am right there with you! Last question… do you have a favorite quote?
SANDI: Yes. It’s from John Lennon, I believe, and it is perfect. “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”
ANDY: Sister, I love you and your whole family. It has been an honor to spend so many Friday nights on stage with you. You’re the best!
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