Birthday: September 19, 1964
Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Patricia Lynn Trisha Yearwood
Born in: Monticello, Georgia, United States
Famous as: Singer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females
Spouse/Ex-: Garth Brooks (m. 2005), Christopher Latham (m. 1987–1991), Robert Reynolds (m. 1994–1999)
father: Jack Yearwood
mother: Gwen Yearwood
siblings: Beth Bernard
U.S. State: Georgia
education: Belmont University, Young Harris College, University of Georgia
Trisha Yearwood is an American country music singer, an author, an actress and also a celebrity chef. The versatile personality is a member of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’, lauded for her ballads about vulnerable young women. She has received praise from her critics for her ‘strong and confident’ singing style and is also the recipient of several prestigious awards. She became the very first female country singer to sell over a million copies of her debut album following the stupendous success of her self-titled debut album in 1991. She was subsequently named as the ‘Top New Female Vocalist’ by the Academy of Country Music. She has won three Grammy Awards as well as many other awards in her outstanding singing career. She has also performed in many popular films as a singer and has appeared on many television shows. Apart from being a singer, Trisha is also a celebrity chef, running her own show ‘Trisha's Southern Kitchen’ since 2012. She has written many cookbooks featuring her family recipes passed to her from her mother. In the early 2000s, she became active in philanthropic works as well.
Childhood & Early Life
Patricia Lynn “Trisha” Yearwood was born on September 19, 1964, in Monticello, Georgia, as the daughter of a banker Jack Howard Yearwood and Gwendolyn Yearwood, a schoolteacher.
Trisha started singing during her elementary school days. She performed in musicals, choir groups as well as in talent shows. As a teenager she became interested in accountancy but after graduating she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served a four-year tenure at Luke AFB.
She later enrolled at Young Harris College to boost her singing career. She received her associate degree and later became a member of the ‘Phi Theta Kappa’ honor society. After that, she enrolled at the University of Georgia but soon became unhappy with the university’s large campus and dropped out.
She received an internship with ‘MTM Records’ and later became a full-time employee there. She recorded many demo tapes and did background vocals for several new artists including Garth Brooks in 1989. Eventually she became good friends with him. Through him, she was introduced to Garth Fundis with whom she started working.
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In 1991, Trisha Yearwood released her debut self-titled album which sold over a million copies. The track named ‘She's in Love with the Boy’ peaked at #1 on the ‘Billboard Country Chart’ in 1991. The success of her debut made her a national celebrity and she was lauded by many critics for her style of singing.
Her debut album also featured three more hit tracks, ‘Like We Never Had a Broken Heart’, ‘The Woman Before Me’, and ‘That's What I Like About You’ that reached the Top 10 on the country chart. She was named the ‘Top New Female Vocalist’ by the Academy of Country Music. A year later she was voted ‘Favorite New Country Artist’ by the American Music Awards.
In 1992 she released her second album titled ‘Hearts in Armor.’ The critically acclaimed album was a result of her own personal experience in life with her husband Chris Latham.
Her third album ‘The Song Remembers When’ was released in 1993. The title track reached #2 on the Billboard country chart. This album also featured artists like Rodney Crowell and Willie Nelson.
Her fourth studio album ‘Thinkin' About You’ and fifth studio album, ‘Everybody Knows’ were released in 1995 and 1996 respectively. The fourth album was more inclined towards ‘Adult Contemporary’ and ‘Country Pop’ music and was lauded by ‘Rolling Stone’ whereas the fifth album consisted of ballads. Both these albums proved to be great hits, spawning several charting singles.
Over the ensuing years, she continued her successful music career releasing many albums, singles, and compilations of her hits.
Trisha Yearwood has also featured in films and television shows, making her debut in the comedy-drama film ‘The Thing Called Love’ in 1993. She has appeared in many television series like ‘JAG’ (1997-2002), ‘Nashville’ (2015) and ‘The Passion’ (2016).
After hosting and appearing in many television programs, she eventually started her own cooking show ‘Trisha's Southern Kitchen’ in 2012. She has also released many cookbooks including ‘Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen’ and ‘Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.’
Almost all the studio albums by Trisha Yearwood were major hits, making her one of the most successful country music singers. Her self-titled debut studio album sold over a million copies, making her the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her first album. Her other albums were very successful too, featuring at the top of many music charts.
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Awards & Achievements
In 1992, Trisha Yearwood won the American Music Award in the category of ‘Favorite New Country Music Artist’.
She has won three Grammy Awards in her career. The first came in 1995 when she won in the category ‘Best Country Collaboration with Vocals’ with Aaron Neville for the track ‘I Fall to Pieces’.
In 1998, she won the Grammy for ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’ for ‘How Do I Live’, the second Grammy of her career. The same year, she also won her third Grammy in the ‘Best Country Collaboration with Vocals’ category with Garth Brooks for the track ‘In Another’s Eyes’.
Yearwood was inducted into the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ on March 13, 1999.
She won the 2013 Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Culinary Program; Trisha's Southern Kitchen’.
Apart from these, she is also the winner of three Country Music Association Awards in 1994, 1997 and 1998. She won the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1991 (Top New Female Vocalist) and 1997 (Top Female Vocalist) as well.
Trisha Yearwood has been married thrice. She married musician Chris Latham, in 1987; the duo went through a divorce in 1991. In 1994 she married Robert "Bobby" Reynolds, the bass player of country music group ‘The Mavericks’. They ended their marriage in 1999.
Finally, she married her long-term friend Garth Brooks on December 10, 2005. The couple has been happily married for over a decade now.
She is also a philanthropist and is actively involved with the charity homebuilding group, Habitat for Humanity.
Trisha Yearwood has a net worth of $40 million.