Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Say Nashville ‘Helps Make Dreams Come True’
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood received stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in a special ceremony on Sept. 10. Although Brooks is from Oklahoma and Yearwood hails from Georgia, they both say that having their names on the Walk of Fame in Nashville makes them feel right at home.
"For me, the significance is, having wanted to live in Nashville, wanting to be an artist, wanting to make albums, be performing, be a part of this community in that way. And to see that star in that walk, that’s one of those things that’s forever," Yearwood shared with The Boot and other reporters at a media event following the ceremony. "So, for me, it’s just so many things swirling around in my brain, from being a young girl to being so proud to really call Nashville home and be a part of this community. And that symbolizes that I get to be here long after I’m not."
Adds Brooks, "The community is only a community made up by its people. So when you get your star, and you look down and Loretta Lynn is right next to you, that’s huge. That makes you feel a part of not only the community, but it makes you somehow get a false sense of feeling like you’re on that level."
Brooks also praises the heart and soul of Nashville, which has nothing to do with architecture and everything to do with the people in the constantly changing city.
[People] don’t come for the buildings; they come for why the buildings were built," he says. "It’s the heart and soul of the place, the fact that it houses the dreams of so many people, and this town helps you make those dreams come true."
Brooks is nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 4 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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