Love Lives On: The Album
This Memorial Day, stories of love and honor will come to life with the release of the music album, Love Lives On. Through heartfelt lyrics co-written by 10 TAPS families, personal stories of their loved ones honor all those who have served and sacrificed. The title track was inspired by Bonnie Carroll’s own story and the phrase she had inscribed on her husband Tom’s headstone.
For the album, TAPS teamed up with the Roots & American Music Society (RAMS), a Memphis-based nonprofit that fosters the love of music and is a longtime supporter of TAPS. RAMS, along with producers Jimmy Nichols and Frank Myers, recruited some of the country’s most notable songwriters, including Brett Jones, Billy Montana, Richie McDonald, and Deborah Allen. Each songwriter was paired with a surviving family to help pen the lyrics and melodies. The songs were then recorded by top artists including Lonestar, Vince Gill, All-4-One, Pam Tillis, and Billy Ray Cyrus.
The result is a collection of deeply personal songs, and we cannot wait to share the magic with all of our TAPS families and friends. We encourage you to visit the Love Lives On website that was created for the album, where you can see videos about the stories behind the songs and sign up for regular updates. Share resources from our Love Lives On Toolkit with colleagues, family and friends to promote Love Lives On through your own channels and platforms.
Stay tuned to TAPS social media channels for information on the release date and special events associated with the album. By living our best lives and preserving the memories of our fallen heroes, we each do our part to ensure that Love Lives On.
The title track, Love Lives On, is dedicated to the life of Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Carroll. It was co-written by Bonnie Carroll, Richie McDonald, Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols.
Visit the Love Lives On website to learn more about the stories behind the songs.