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Trisha Yearwood – Acclaimed Country Superstar

Full Name Patricia Lynn Yearwood
Age 59
Birthday September 19, 1964
Born Monticello, Georgia, United States
Net Worth $40 Million
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Trisha Yearwood is an acclaimed American country music singer, songwriter, actress, author and television personality known for emotional ballads like "How Do I Live" and "She‘s in Love with the Boy."

Early Life and Musical Influences

Born in 1964 in rural Monticello, Georgia, Yearwood grew up immersed in country music. She sang publicly from a young age, inspired by Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline. Yearwood later credited her mother as the biggest influence on her vocal style and emotive approach to singing.

After high school, Yearwood pursued a music business degree at Young Harris College but dropped out at age 19 to move to Nashville and chase her dreams of country stardom. She worked as a receptionist and demo singer while honing her craft as a performer.

Rise to Fame

Yearwood got her big break opening for Garth Brooks in 1991. Her debut single "She‘s in Love with the Boy" shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that year, while her self-titled debut album was certified platinum. This launched Yearwood into the stratosphere of country music success.

Key Trisha Yearwood Albums and Singles from Her 1990s Peak:

  • 1991 – "She‘s in Love with the Boy" (#1 hit)
  • 1991 – Trisha Yearwood (2x platinum)
  • 1993 – "Walkaway Joe" (#2 hit)
  • 1995 – Thinkin‘ About You (3x platinum)
  • 1997 – "How Do I Live" (#2 hit, CMA Single of the Year)
  • 1997 – Songbook: A Collection of Hits (4x platinum)

With her powerful 3-octave vocal range and vulnerable storytelling, Yearwood captivated listeners and critics alike. She won her first Grammy in 1997 and cemented her status as country royalty.

Marriage to Garth Brooks

In 2005, Yearwood married fellow country superstar Garth Brooks. According to Yearwood, their marriage provided her with more life balance. The two collaborated musically but still pursued solo careers. In an interview, Yearwood said about Brooks: "Iā€™m married to my best friend, and that‘s so wonderful."

Recent Projects

Now in her late 50s, Yearwood continues to record new music and tour regularly. She joined Kelly Clarkson on a 2021 duet version of "Because of You." Yearwood also published her third cookbook Trisha‘s Kitchen in 2008 and hosted a Food Network show for 5 seasons where she highlighted her Southern recipes.

An animal lover, Yearwood advocates for animal rescue and wildlife conservation charities. She has also supported organizations providing disaster relief across the U.S.

With her signature vocals, relatable charm and undeniable talent, Trisha Yearwood remains one of country‘s greatest icons. Her heartfelt catalog of hits will continue inspiring future generations of musicians and fans.