As Dave put it, "you should never have to bury your own babies".
I had to watch my grandparents -- the two kindest, purest souls I knew -- outlive two of their four children before they passed. I am a father of four myself, and I don't think I'd have the strength to handle such a loss. That's what makes J.T. an important record -- Steve Earle doesn't just embrace his grief here, but he sees the light in the life of a son gone too soon, and raises that light for all to see, even if it ... read more