“I just was shaking in my boots, really. I tell everyone that I kept a whiskey underneath my stool when I was recording with him in the studio because I was so nervous,” Gaga told On Air with Ryan Seacrest about her experience working with Tony. “I feel so humbled to be doing this project with him. This is, for me, the most important album I’ve ever made.”Another fella that inspires Gaga besides Bennett? Sam Smith, who sent Gaga an emotional letter about how she gave him the strength to pursue his dream in music.
You're so special my baby. Your email made me cry @samsmithworld With the voice of an angel, u need no permission or advice. You're perfect.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 11, 2014