It’s hard to pick an absolute favorite song ever. My favorites change with time and where I’m at in my life. One of my favorite songs that I’ve ever recorded is called “Forever Changed” written by Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, and James Slater. There is something so perfectly old fashioned and relatable about it. It’s about the circle of life, but written in a way that is written full of love and beauty. From the lyrics to the music, everything about that song makes me feel and feel deeply. That’s what truly great songs are all about. We’re all allowed those fun time songs that are all about attitude and great for the fans to sing along to. But every once in a while, you run into a song that’s so special it’s almost impossible to sing the whole way through without getting emotional. That’s why I’ve never sung “Forever Changed” live. I can’t do it. But I’m so proud to have gotten to sing it for one of my albums.
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Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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Robin Williams made everybody happy, but himself.
Just heard this on the news and my heart broke. (via tywins)

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bradpaisley: The legend @carrieunderwood crushing it. #leakingmoonshine

carrieunderwood: That’s just how I do….


"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)

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You and me… we’re a lot alike.


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Young children and their moms:

MOMMMMM STOPPPPPPPPP! YOU’RE EMBARRASSING ME!

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Mom’s and their “adult children”:

Please stop  … I gave you life  … I don’t deserve this

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