British rock veteran Rod Stewart has praised Scottish singer Paolo Nutini, insisting the star will have a long career in the music industry.
The Maggie May singer says he is a fan of the 19-year-old's music and has the talent to make his career span decades.
He says, "He's got a great career ahead of him. I really mean that, a great career. I've been around the block a few times to know what it takes to still be able to pull in a crowd.
"I'm not really into bands and tend to listen to singers. My publicist was the one who told me about Paolo.
"I was saying how much I like James Morrison and she said 'You should hear this kid Paolo', That same day I think I heard New Shoes on the radio."