KC's Palm Springs Star Acceptance Speech-July 6. 2013
Ill try to make this long :)....Thank you all for Coming out today. I would like to start off and thank my dear friend Barry Manilow for taking a moment out of his day to be with me and for making this, a very extra special day. I am so honored and humbled Barry. This means the world to me.
I want to thank my mother Jane Casey and father Harry L Casey who are no longer with us and my sister Savina Barnsley and her family for allowing me to follow my dreams and for standing behind me during this amazing journey .I want to thank my palm Desert family Linda & Rich Fineo Victoria Phillips and Angelina Burman and Roland Phillips who passed away recently for spearheading this very special occasion and making it happen for me, and Introducing the wonderful cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert to me. Thank you for taking the time to come down here and pick out such a beautiful place for our star to be placed. I could not have done this without you, how lucky am I to know you.
I would also like to thank Bob Alexander from The Walk of Stars for presenting us with this very special honor today and all the hard work you and your staff did to make this happen. I would like to thank my managers Billy Sammeth and Jim Morey and Kyle who handle my day to day ... for their patience in dealing with me and for making everything go smooth for me so I can concentrate on what I love doing the most and that is performing. Billy especially you for your love, and friendship over the past 30 years.
I want to thank Mark Powers for being there and putting up with my human faults and for keeping everything organized for me. I would also like to thank my agent Gayle Holcomb for your relentless efforts in keeping us working and your friendship, my PR Company. Kirt Webster and Jeremy Westby for keeping us In touch with our many fans new and old and your continued efforts In promoting us. .Without all of you I could not do this you make it so easy for me.(most of the time) I want to thank the Sunshine band for their continued devotion, amazing musicianship and continued support. You are the best of the best and I am grateful for each one of you. You also are my family and I want to thank you...My crew who are unable to be here as they are working hard to get our stage ready for tonight's performance thank you. To my fans who came out today in this desert heat along with everyone else, you too are amazing and I love you with all of my Heart. Thank you for supporting us over the past 40 years and allowing me to make my dreams come true...I hope that through my music I have given you as many wonderful memories as you have given me....thank you.
Last but not least to my beloved friends who also took time out of there busy life's to be here and support us today. Thank you for your unconditional love and understanding and allowing me to just be me. I love you always and forever... In closing You are all my friends ....my dearest and closest ....and you mean the world to me even though I may not tell you on a daily basis .I cannot say thank you enough, I cannot say how much I love you enough, words just never could express what my heart really feels for each and every one of you. I love this city and I am proud to be a part of its amazing energy thank you for this privilege and thank you for this everlasting honor today. God bless each of you!