In quotations such as Where there is love there is life (Mahatma Gandhi), Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love (Mother Teresa), I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear (Martin Luther King, Jr.) love is considered to be the deepest feeling and the principle of life that makes the humanity better. We read these words and find inspiration in them, share them with our loved ones as something meaningful and worth sharing and we take them as words of wisdom to live by.
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.
The CD is loaded with features like a complete album from 1975 that never made it to the stores, Cashs Gospel Singer project that is now out-of-print, studio outtakes and collaborations with his great love, June Carter Cash, oldest daughter Rosanne Cash and others performers.
Music is an important part of everyones life. It cheers us up when we are sad. It inspires us when we are feeling blue. It kicks out the dullness and boredom far out of our life. As author Berthold Auerbach has observed, Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.