“Down through the valley and over the hill,Where the bluebird calls to the whippoorwill;Where the buttercups and the daisies grow,And the Summer breezes, so gently, blow,There is a tiny brook that wends its way,As it twists and it turns, where’er it may;
And over each glistening stone it brings,To us the rippling song that it sings.”~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham.
“Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.”-Dierks Bentley
“I think there are so many ways to become interested in music.I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time.Music,if thought of as a language,would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad.I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial.”-Yo-Yo Ma
“I call the light and high aspects of my being spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul.Soul is at home in the deep,shaded valleys.Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there.The rivers flow like warm syrup.They empty into huge oceans of soul.Spirit is a land of high white peaks and glittering jewel-like lakes and flowers.Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances. There is soul music,soul food, and soul love… People need to climb the mountain not simple because it is there But because the soulful divinity needs to be mated with the spirit.”-Dalai Lama