Alan Jackson will release a limited number of copies of his book, Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home, with the full purchase price of each book being donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund benefiting colon cancer patients in need. The Sweetbriar estate is where Alan, his wife Denise and their daughters Mattie, Ali and Dani lived for 13 years.
“Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand-laid rock walls from years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living” reads an excerpt from the book’s foreword , written by Alan.
Alan began putting the photo collection together so his daughters would have it to look back on when they moved out on their own. Once the book was complete, Alan and Denise realized it was full of significance and perfect to share with their family and close friends. The book is a hardbound with more than 200 photographs of the landscape, buildings, ponds, trees, wildlife and other reflections of life at Sweetbriar.
Alan and Denise sold their Sweetbriar home in 2010 and just a few months later, Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” Denise said. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and awareness and what the organization does. It became an obvious way for us to be able to do something meaningful with these books and be able to raise money for the Blue Note Fund.”
Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue Note Fund.