The rhythm is going to get you—if it hasn't already! Gayle welcomes Gloria Estefan to the show to talk about her music career, her personal life, and about her latest album, The Essential Gloria Estefan.
It's been about 30 years since Gloria first began her career as the lead vocalist for the Miami Sound Machine. Since then she has won five Grammys and sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. Her newest album, The Essential Gloria Estefan, is a collection of several of her greatest hits. "I always try to write things that are broad and keep things more wide so that people can identify and put their own lives into it," she says of her songwriting.
Gloria also talks about her painful recovery from a 1990 bus accident, when she, her husband, Emilio, and their son were seriously injured after their tour bus was smashed in between two semi-trucks. After suffering critical injuries, including a broken back, Gloria spent months in painful physical therapy. Gloria says the experience, which happened at the height of her career, changed her outlook on life. "It taught me that I had a lot more discipline than I thought; a lot more patience," she says. "[I became] more expressive, not only personally with my family, but as well in my music and my way of communicating."
Gloria also reflects on her 28-year marriage to Emilio. She says they have a strong relationship with each other and their two children. "I'm so happy and I have a great life," Gloria says.