Luke James understands the significance of family values, strength, and leadership, which he highlights in this Army spotlight. The eclectic soul man with a golden voice grabbed everyone’s attention with his breakout hit, “I Want You,” earning a 2012 Grammy nomination and landing a spot on Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Tour (peep his hardbody cameo as a rebel in Bey’s “Superpower” video, too). In this insightful video, Luke—up for another Grammy come February for Best R&B Song ("Options")—speaks on his successes and stumbles, what he’s learned from Beyoncé, why he still gets butterflies before performances, and even gives a quick sample of his amazing vocals.

Check out the interview below.