After releasing her albumWe Get By in May, Mavis Staples dropped by CBS This Morning on Saturday to perform two tracks from her latest LP.
The soul and gospel legend played both Change and her 14th studio albums title track We Get By for the morning shows Saturday Sessions.
Staples began her career as an artist in 1950, performing with her family group the Staple Singers before releasing her self-titled debut in 1969. In her career, shes won two Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, as well as the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017.
While appearing on CBS This Morning, Staples also sat down with host Anthony Mason at New Yorks Apollo Theater to discuss her 80th birthday as he recounted the star-studded concert in May where David Byrne, Maggie Rogers, Norah Jones, Jon Batiste and Jason Isbell performed alongside her.
When Mason pointed out Staples was having not one, but three parties for her birthday, Staples responded: One wouldnt have been enough. Ive been around a long time, so it really should be five. Ive gone from eight to 80. I started singing when I was eight years old, and Im still rolling.
Staples also discussed her passion for boxing as a clip showed off her pink boxing gloves. Im 80 years old, but Im fire. On fire, Anthony. And she even revealed that she isnt thinking about leaving the stage anytime soon. Im not thinking about retiring, Im having too much fun. I live to sing, she told the host.