Last but not least, even though Johnny Cash would have ushered in his 80th birthday on February 26 2012, its his fans who are actually unwrapping a lasting present as the Man in Blacks estate releases Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth. Part of the Bootleg series, an installment collection that preserves the music of Cashs long, genre-defining career, The Soul of Truth is a two-CD set with 51 tracks paying tribute to the music Cash made during the 1970s and 1980s, when his personal and spiritual lives had found the peace and stability that stayed with him from there on out.
When we are experiencing difficult times, they can give us positive inspiration not to be down and to see beauty in life. Quotes such as Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it (Rumi) motivate us to think about ourselves and teach us about the true meaning of love. Also there are quotes about love that consist of memorable words of wisdom.
The ladies on that list have generated a lot of anticipation, garnered partly from their pre-album singles that warmed up the winter months, and the fact that it had been awhile since fans were graced with the golden vocal chords of these country queens. It had been since 2009 that Underwood last gifted fans with an album, and 2005 since Hill had blessed the country music world with her talent by way of an album.
Other excitement is from former Commodores and pop soloist Lionel Richie, whose aim to pay honor to his southern roots and upbringing is found in Tuskegee, an album that features him performing some of his best loved songs with a bevy of countrys favorite performers. Duets on Tuskegee include Dancing On The Ceiling with Rascal Flatts, Sail On with Tim McGraw, Hello with Sugarlands Jennifer Nettles, My Love with Kenny Chesney, Easy with Willie Nelson, Lady with Kenny Rogers, Just For You with Billy Currington and Endless Love with Shania Twain.
Many people who keep up with country music news, though, are celebrating a change of season with springs inclusion of numerous country album releases. Radio deejays and scores of fans alike are excited about current and upcoming releases from shining stars Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill and Josh Turner, along with getting-there Lee Brice and newcomer Kip Moore.