"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 the book's foreward, written by Alan, who resided at the home for 13 years.
The book was originally intended to be gifts to the country icon's daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani, for after they left the nest. However, the 200-plus photographs of Sweetbriar's landscapes, buildings, and wildlife proved to appeal to more than just his family, and now helps a cause that has affected them so deeply.
"That rocked my world, as I'm sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis," the now-cancer free Denise says. "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."
The family sold Sweetbriar in 2010, just after Denise's cancer was diagnosed, but you can still enjoy all the sights for $25 when you purchase the book here. Or, for $50, you can get a copy signed by Alan. Keep in mind, though, only a limited number of copies are being released.