Garth Brooks Says Move to New York Could Be in the Cards
Garth Brooks says it's very possible that he and wife Trisha Yearwood will move to New York City in about five years. Coincidentally, that's when his youngest daughter turns 18. When Garth retired in 2001, he explained that he will not tour again until his youngest daughter goes to college.
"Ms. Yearwood has put aside her dreams of doing Broadway so we can raise our daughters in Oklahoma ," Garth explains. "I think it's entirely possible that we will live in New York for a year or more so she can pursue what she wants to do."
Trisha would thrilled to land a role on the Great White Way. While there's no dream part that she's yearning to do, she does know two things that she will not pursue.
"I saw Reba McEntire in 'Annie Get Your Gun' and she was so great, I don't think anyone can follow that," she says. "I also wouldn't want to take a part where I play a country artist. I've done that! I want a role that is completely different from what I've done in my career."
The angelic-voiced singer says she enjoys acting, citing her continuing role on the CBS television drama, 'JAG,' from a few years ago. "I took that part because it was something different for me," she says. "I like stepping out of my comfort zone."
As for Trisha's country music career, it looks like it's on hold for a while. "I put in a lot of effort on 'Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,' but it didn't do as well as I would have liked for it to," she says of her last country album. "I'm at a place in my career where I can do some different things, so we'll see what happens. I would like to do an acoustic album, and maybe one of standards. And yes, 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' would be on that one!"
In the next five years before this possible trek to New York, Trisha and Garth will set up their second home in Las Vegas, as Garth has signed on for a 15-week-per-year gig at Wynn's Encore Theatre, beginning Dec. 11. Read more about his Sin City shows here.