Whether on stage, television, or as the CEO of her own lifestyle empire, Trisha Yearwood has a habit of exceeding expectations.
She's a platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winning vocalist with one of the most powerful voices in country music. From the moment her very first single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart ("She's In Love With The Boy" in 1991), she has charmed audiences with her warmth, wit and honesty. From selecting the songs that move her, to determining how she was "packaged" by the music industry, she has graciously but firmly stood her ground. Therefore, it's really no surprise Trisha's PrizeFighter album cover features the superstar wearing an evening gown, tiara...and boxing gloves!
As a singer, Trisha is a world-class interpreter of emotion. Her many hit songs confirm that. Take for example her version of the song "Broken," which she performed during The Passion, a live television event that aired in April 2016. Portraying Mary, the Mother of Jesus, she poured her heart out in song. Although it was one of the few times Trisha admitted to nerves before a performance, her riveting delivery stole the show and the song became her highest-charting Adult Contemporary single of her diverse career.
The diversity stems from Trisha's patient pursuit of her passions. Her first cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, began as a family project to honor her father. When the book debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers list in 2008, the amazing reception opened doors that allowed the cookbook to come to life as her own Food Network show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. It premiered in 2012, then earned an Emmy Award the following year. It quickly became clear that Trisha was a hit with country AND culinary audiences. No one was more surprised than Trisha, but in looking back, it's easy to see how everything is related.
Yearwood's upbringing was one that valued Southern hospitality and kindness over cynicism. Her childhood in Monticello, GA, was classically All-American and she shared a close bond with her parents and sister, Beth. Even when it was time to spread her wings, Trisha always believed that "home is where the heart is." That guiding principle is apparent in all she does.