Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Moving to Nashville
Nashville is about to get a lot more star power. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have announced they are leaving their sprawling Oklahoma ranch and moving to Music City, in advance of Brooks' upcoming world tour.
"I have loved living in Oklahoma," Yearwood tells CMT. "It's been a great place to raise our girls, and the thing I'll miss the most is that I've made some of the best friends I'll ever have. But we'll always be best friends."
The Georgia native, who moved to Oklahoma when she married Brooks in 2005, says she is eager to return to where her career began.
"There's an energy about Nashville that I love and I miss. And it's so awesome right now. It has a new energy that's so cool," she notes. "And it makes sense because it's been a bit of a challenge to not live there and to have to fly in and out for work."
Brooks famously retired from music to raise his three daughters with his ex-wife, Sandy. But now that his youngest daughter is going to college in the fall, the songstress says they have more freedom to pursue their own passions.
"It's been the right thing to be at home," Yearwood maintains. "But Garth and I both feel like the job of being home every day and going to every soccer practice, that job is coming to an end for us. And so it's time for us to do the next thing," she adds, "and we're excited for whatever's next for us."
The 49-year-old, who is currently on her own Just Because Tour, says she can be comfortable anywhere, as long as she is with her husband.
"Garth and I have always sort of been gypsies," she continues. "If you do this for a living, home for us is really just where we are together."
Yearwood will perform in Texas and Oklahoma later this month. She will join her husband for his world tour, which will kick off later this year. All five of his Comeback Special concerts, scheduled for Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland from July 25-29, have sold out.