Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson Release ‘PrizeFighter’
Trisha Yearwood is back, and she's better than ever. The songstress is releasing her debut single, 'PrizeFighter,' which is the title track of her upcoming album, and she enlisted the help of good friend Kelly Clarkson to collaborate on the new tune.
“I love how ‘PrizeFighter’ makes me feel … like even when the odds are against me, I can do anything,” Yearwood says (quote via Radio.com). “It’s a message we all need to hear, and the track just plain rocks! I can’t wait for folks to hear it.”
The song, written by hit tunesmiths Jessi Alexander, Ross Copperman and Sarah Buxton, is the perfect mantra for anyone, of any age, facing a tough time.
When you hit the ground / You find your wings / You go one more round / When that bell rings / You say you’re done but here you come / You’re a hammer hitting, spitting fire / Prize fighter.
Much has happened to Yearwood since her first single, 'She's In Love With the Boy,' soared to the top of the charts in 1991. But while she took a break from making music, which she filled by spending time with her husband Garth Brooks and filming her own TV show, 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen,' she's not about to retire from her award-winning music career anytime soon.
“When I first got my very first record deal at 26, I looked at my career like a ball player,” she explains. “You know, these guys come out, and they have their time. They have a few good years, and they have to know when they can’t swing the bat anymore. It’s been 23 years since my first single, and I’m just not ready to stop swinging the bat.”
The Georgia native will have plenty of time to perform songs from her new record. She is hitting the road with Brooks on Sept. 4 for a world tour that is expected to last three years. An updated list of concert dates can be found here.
'PrizeFighter' will be released to country radio stations nationwide on Sept. 15.