Trisha Yearwood Talks Touring With Garth Brooks: ‘There’s Nothing Like Those Crowds’
Trisha Yearwood is spending the next few years traveling the globe with her husband, Garth Brooks, on his World Tour. This trek is her third time hitting the road with Brooks, but she says this experience is decidedly different than previous times, and not just because she is now his wife.
"When I toured with Garth the other two times, I opened for him," she explains to USA Today. "The first time we toured together, I never was on stage with him. And so in '98, I would come out and maybe do one song, and then that would be it. So this is a really new experience for me to come out in the middle of his show and do a full set."
Still, the Grand Ole Opry member, who has sold more than 12 million albums and has more than 25 Top 20 singles to her credit, admits she was nervous to tour with her famous spouse.
"I didn't know how I would be received," she acknowledges. "I thought, 'Well, I'll be shiny quarter for a song or two, but what is really gonna happen?' And it's been wonderful. They've been so welcoming, and they sing all the songs. Those crowds. There's nothing like those crowds. I've always said that there's nothing like a Garth crowd."
Yearwood, whose new album 'PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit' will be released on Nov. 17, has to balance more than a successful music career. She is also the host of the Emmy-winning cooking show 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen' on the Food Network. But she is determined to find a way to make it all work.
"As far as the cooking shows and stuff, we're in the new season right now, and I'm gonna try and figure out how I'm going to do this next season of 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen' while I'm on the tour," she says. "It's going to be a bit of a challenge."
Keep track of all of Brooks and Yearwood's concert dates here.