|Updated: 12/28/2011 7:07 pm
||Published: 12/28/2011 5:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - AJ Green's voice reflects his inner emotions of heart and soul.
He travels around the country, singing before crowds - but suffering at the same time.
At a recent performance in Little Rock, the 19-year-old said his music motivates him.
"I think what made me want to become a singer is probably being around so much music,” Green said, “My babysitter was a singer. That’s who taught me most how to sing and my grandma too."
Green has sickle cell, a disease he was born with. It affects the red blood cells and leaves those who suffer from it in extreme pain.
"For me, it’s from my arms, legs, back…[but] it really doesn't matter," Green said.
But Green merges his sickness with his music, creating a perfect harmony for the ear.
He doesn't allow his condition to affect his dreams of winning a Grammy.
"I make my music to be uplifting and inspiring,” Green said, “If I can make it through my situation, then you can make it through yours."