Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 26
Like Tree112Likes

Thread: Carrie wrote a piece on Audra McDonald for Times 100

  1. #1
    Carrie Guru
    maddkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    23,579
    Concert Stars

    Carrie wrote a piece on Audra McDonald for Times 100

    http://time.com/3822925/audra-mcdonald-2015-time-100/

    The angelic voice

    Beautiful. Intelligent. Extraordinarily talented. These are just a few words that describe the incomparable Audra McDonald. She has acted on television and in movies, graced theater and concert stages and given a gift to countless fans with a voice that I can only describe as being blessed by God.
    Audra has accomplished incredible things in her career. She’s won more Tony awards than any other Broadway performer, most recently for playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. But I feel the greatest legacy she will leave behind lies in the works she does for others.
    Never afraid to stand up for what she believes, Audra is a strong voice speaking out for humane treatment of animals, dignity for the homeless and marriage equality.
    I had the pleasure of getting to know Audra during our time on NBC’s telecast of The Sound of Music Live! and I can honestly say that simply being in her presence was a gift. She is mesmerizing. I would often find myself messing up lines or songs because I was in awe of everything she was doing as the Mother Abbess.
    I knew from the moment I heard her angelic voice that I was in the presence of greatness, and my thoughts about her were only intensified when I saw a glimpse of her amazing heart. I am proud to call myself her fan—and to call her my friend.
    Underwood is a seven-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter

  • #2
    Carrie Guru
    LouisaJessie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    13,636
    Concert Stars
    Beautiful words from Carrie. Audra did a wonderful job in The Sound of Music Live!. It's great to see Carrie is staying in contact with her friends from SOM.
    mbh, bluetb4, rainbow1 and 1 others like this.

  • #3
    Huge Carrie Follower gran29's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    974
    Concert Stars
    WOW What a wonderful tribute.
    mbh and bluetb4 like this.

  • #4
    Insane Carrie Fan lizcarlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,406
    That's so sweet of Carrie to write.
    bluetb4, mbh and rainbow1 like this.

  • #5
    Carrie Guru Claire2004's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the library. lol
    Posts
    11,128
    Beautiful words from Carrie.

  • #6
    Obsessed Carrie Fan Wildflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,678
    So eloquently written. Audra is such a talented and inspiring woman. All the work she does for marriage equality and the homeless is amazing. She has a very similar heart to Carrie and I love that they are such good friends.

  • #7
    Insane Carrie Fan liz278's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,333
    Concert Stars
    That was beautiful!
    mbh, bluetb4 and rainbow1 like this.

  • #8
    Carrie Guru rainbow1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    15,358
    Concert Stars
    Amazing, how Carrie expresses herself in writing!! So impressed!!
    Farawayhills, mbh, liz278 and 1 others like this.

  • #9
    Carrie Fans Legend teesharky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Saratoga NY
    Posts
    76,702
    Concert Stars
    Wow I cried reading this! Beautiful! Carrie was so eloquent and heartfelt!
    liz278, rainbow1, bluetb4 and 1 others like this.

  • #10
    Insane Carrie Fan Suellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    4,772
    Concert Stars
    The article Carrie wrote was beautiful.
    oldyfan, rainbow1, bluetb4 and 1 others like this.

  • #11
    Ultimate Carrie Fan jptexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,482
    Concert Stars
    Carrie putting her Mass Comm degree to work. Great tribute.
    rainbow1, oldyfan, mbh and 3 others like this.

  • #12
    Ultimate Carrie Fan Smokyiiis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hill Country, Texas
    Posts
    6,429
    Concert Stars
    Aw so wonderfully sweet, authentic and beautiful! Gorgeous words to a golden heart FROM a golden heart!
    liz278, oldyfan, rainbow1 and 4 others like this.

  • #13
    Insane Carrie Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    3,142
    So happy they chose Carrie to write the piece on Audra. She would have made a great journalist, lucky for us she didn't end up doing that! Some of Carrie's best scenes in SOML were with Audra, and I imagine Audra was a big help to Carrie in acting those scenes.

    I follow Audra on twitter, and she is so warm and funny, and always advocating for the causes she believes in. Would love to see her as Glinda in the live version of The Wiz. I think I heard that Lady Day was filmed and will be on HBO sometime in the future. The singing voice that Audra had to use for that show is so gritty, I'm surprised she was able to do it without hurting her voice.
    lizcarlo and mbh like this.

  • #14
    Ultimate Carrie Fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    8,448
    Beautifully written. Sniff, sniff.
    mbh, rainbow1 and liz278 like this.

  • #15
    Obsessed Carrie Fan terilyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    1,119
    Wonderful words just an amazing article. Thank you for sharing.
    bluetb4, mbh and rainbow1 like this.

  • #16
    Carrie Guru rainbow1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    15,358
    Concert Stars
    Does anyone know, or remember who wrote Carrie's tribute?
    mbh likes this.

  • #17
    Obsessed Carrie Fan sur_crazy4carrie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    India
    Posts
    2,915
    ^Brad Paisley
    rainbow1 and mbh like this.

  • #18
    Junior Carrie Follower
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Elmwood
    Posts
    285
    What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. It really shows that Carrie has a talent for writing. My hope is that some day Carrie writes a children's book for Isiah.
    rainbow1, mbh and ethelu like this.

  • #19
    Carrie Guru
    maddkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    23,579
    Concert Stars
    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow1 View Post
    Does anyone know, or remember who wrote Carrie's tribute?
    Carrie's by Brad if you'd like to re read it
    Carrie Underwood by Brad Paisley: TIME 100
    Curr, ethelu, terilyn and 3 others like this.

  • #20
    Obsessed Carrie Fan terilyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    1,119
    ^Thanks to the link that Brad wrote about Carrie. I enjoyed reading it again. I think they have such a great admiration for each other.
    rainbow1, ethelu and mbh like this.


  •  
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Country Weekly: Carrie Underwood Reveals Album Cover Piece by Piece
      By teesharky in forum Carrie Underwood Times
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 03-06-2012, 01:07 PM
    2. Carrie Underwood's New Album Cover Being Revealed Piece by Piece
      By Ann055 in forum Carrie Underwood Album Talk
      Replies: 21
      Last Post: 03-05-2012, 11:04 PM
    3. Replies: 5
      Last Post: 10-28-2011, 09:53 PM
    4. The song Lauren Alaina has on her album that Carrie wrote is. . . .
      By julesb2183 in forum Carrie Underwood Chat
      Replies: 25
      Last Post: 10-09-2011, 05:24 PM
    5. Carrie sings an original song she wrote at 14!
      By Carrieflattsfan in forum Carrie On Youtube
      Replies: 10
      Last Post: 02-26-2011, 09:43 AM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •