"But Tina Turner is different. She grew up in the American South, was raised by grandparents in a strict Baptist church, and in adulthood has rather publicly embraced Buddhism, even saying that this new faith helped her through difficult times, of which she seems to have had more than her share. Actually, she has called herself a “Buddhist-Baptist” and says that, when she prays, she prays in both a Baptist and Buddhist style which, I have to say, makes me all the more curious." -- The Importance of Being Famous
"After releasing her 1999 album, "Twenty Four Seven," and the subsequent major tour in support of the record, Tina Turner retired from music to her Swiss chalet.
After 15 years, the 74-year-old self-described Buddhist-Baptist has reemerged to lend her voice to three songs on an album of Hindu prayers, traditional Indian music and Christian hymns, according to Noise11.
Turner sings "Amazing Grace," "The Lord's Prayer" and the old spiritual, "Motherless Child" on the album, "Beyond: Love Within," which will be released in August. Of the album, Turner said: "Personally, it's something I'm very proud of. Hopefully, this project will teach people how to use what they're born with to help themselves and help the world - and therefore there will be more world peace." -- from Steve Smith: New music expected from Eagles, Tina Turner and Bob Dylan