Grammy Award winning R&B/Gospel star Cece Winans says she continues to count Whitney Houston as a friend and "awesome" performer, years after their unforgettable duet, "Count On me".
"She’s awesome. She’s still my friend and my sister who I love very much and Count on Me is still a great song that people love to listen to and they’re still playing it. It was really a great experience and great opportunity for me," Winans said of Houston in a recent interview.
While it has been rumored but remains unclear if Houston will reprise her role in the follow up to the blockbuster film, 'Waiting To Exhale,' which birthed their collaboration, Winans seems ready and willing to work with the diva again.
"I love her and I’m praying for her. You know, I think she understands how much so many people – how much they love her as far as the country, all of her fans and so we’re just praying for her that God will continue to touch her and continue to make her whole because she’s a very special, special person," Winans told Chris Yandek of CY Interview. "You know, you hear the voice and the voice yes it’s like none other, it’s
incredible, but the person is more incredible than the voice.”
Winans along with her brother, BeBe Winans, was recently nominated for several Stellar Awards, including nods for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.
The Stellar Awards take Place January 15 in Nashville, TN.