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Trisha Yearwood

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One of the most popular female country singers of the '90s, Trisha Yearwood initially rose to fame as a protégée of Garth Brooks but quickly staked out her own identity as an assertive yet vulnerable modern woman. Yearwood was born in the small town of Monticello, Georgia in 1964 and grew up on a farm owned by her father, who also worked as a prominent local banker. She loved Elvis Presley as a child and sang in musicals, choral groups, and talent shows while in school. She enrolled at the University of Georgia, but in 1985 she transferred to the music business program at Belmont College in Nashville. Yearwood served an internship with MTM Records and soon moved on to become an in-demand demo singer, which resulted in an up-and-coming Brooks hiring her as a backup vocalist. Yearwood appeared on Brooks' 1989 debut and its blockbuster follow-up, No Fences, and with the help of producer Garth Fundis, she staged a showcase performance in 1990 that landed her a record deal with MCA. Yearwood's self-titled debut album was released in 1991, and the lead single, "She's in Love with the Boy," rocketed to the top of the country charts, making her an instant star. Three more singles from the record -- "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart" (co-written by Brooks), "That's What I Like About You," and "The Woman Before Me" -- all went Top Ten, and Yearwood toured as Brooks' opening act, gaining immense exposure. As a result, she became the first female country singer ever to sell a million copies of her debut album -- and, a little bit later on, two million. Her follow-up was the acclaimed Hearts in Armor, which appeared in 1992 during the aftermath of a divorce. Two of its singles, "Wrong Side of Memphis" and the Don Henley duet "Walkaway Joe," reached the Top Five, and the record as a whole established Yearwood as an artist of creative ambition; like its predecessor, it also went platinum. The title track of 1993's The Song Remembers When went to number two, and she followed it with a Christmas album, The Sweetest Gift, in 1994; that year, she also married Mavericks bassist Robert Reynolds. In 1995, Yearwood released her fourth proper album, Thinkin' About You, another hugely popular collection that featured her second and third number one hits in "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" and the title track, plus another Top Ten in "I Wanna Go Too Far." The record found her music hinting more at adult contemporary-style country-pop, a trend that continued on 1996's Everybody Knows. "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)" was another chart-topping smash, and the title track also made the Top Five. In 1997, Yearwood issued her first compilation, Songbook: A Collection of Hits, which became her first album to top the country charts and which also reached the pop Top Five. She also recorded the Diane Warren-penned ballad "How Do I Live" for the soundtrack of the movie Con Air, and it was nominated for a Best Song Oscar; it also reached number two on the country charts and nearly made the pop Top 20 as well (though its performance was hurt by a competing version from LeAnn Rimes). Two new singles from Songbook were also hugely successful: "In Another's Eyes," a long-awaited duet with Brooks, hit number two, and "Perfect Love" went all the way to the top. Yearwood won Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the CMA and ACM in 1997 and 1998, respectively, and she also picked up her first solo Grammy for "How Do I Live," giving her a sort of country equivalent of the Triple Crown. Now settled into her role as a big-voiced, crossover-friendly diva, Yearwood released her next all-new album, Where Your Road Leads, in 1998, with Tony Brown producing in place of Fundis. "There Goes My Baby," "Powerful Thing," and "I'll Still Love You More" all went Top Ten, and another duet with Brooks on the title cut made the Top 20. Also in 1998, Yearwood made her first real foray into acting, taking a recurring role on the CBS military drama JAG that would last for the next few seasons. Unfortunately, her marriage to Reynolds broke up, and 2000's Real Live Woman -- recorded with Fundis -- was a more personal outing that reflected some of her heartbreak and turmoil. Perhaps as a result, it sold fairly well in spite of not producing any major hit singles. With new producer Mark Wright behind the boards, Yearwood returned in 2001 with Inside Out, which topped the country charts and produced the Top Five smash "I Would've Loved You Anyway." Jasper County came out on MCA Nashville in 2005. After leaving MCA in early 2007, Yearwood released Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love on Big Machine Records in November of the same year. MCA went on to release Yearwood's Greatest Hits in September 2007 and the compilation album Love Songs in January 2008. Following the one album with Big Machine, Yearwood went on an extended hiatus from music. During this downtime, she concentrated on writing cookbooks, beginning with 2008's Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, which was co-written by her mother and sister. It was enough of a success to spawn the 2010 sequel Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood and the 2012 Food Network series Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Yearwood officially parted from Big Machine in 2012, and then in 2014 she signed with RCA Nashville, which reintroduced the star via the November compilation Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, which contained ten hits and six new songs. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Trisha Yearwood

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    11 songs

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    Christmas

    11 songs

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    Jasper County

    12 songs

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    Inside Out

    12 songs

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    Real Live Woman

    11 songs

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    Where Your Road Leads

    10 songs

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    Everybody Knows

    10 songs

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    Thinkin' About You

    10 songs

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    The Sweetest Gift

    10 songs

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    The Song Remembers When

    10 songs

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    Hearts in Armor

    10 songs

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    Trisha Yearwood

    1 song

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    Broken

    14 songs

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    Love Songs

    17 songs

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    Greatest Hits

    12 songs

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    Songbook: A Collection of Hits

    1 song

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    How Do I Live

    1 song

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    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

    14 songs

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    Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love

    10 songs

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    Hearts in Armor

    12 songs

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    Jasper County [Bonus Track]

    14 songs

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    Hearts in Amour [Import]

    13 songs

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    Thinkin' About You

    13 songs

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    Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love

    1 song

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    Georgia Rain


Top Songs by
Trisha Yearwood

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   She's in Love With the Boy
  3.   Walkaway Joe
  4.   How Do I Live
  5.   Xxx's and OOO's (An American Girl)
  6.   In Another's Eyes by Garth Brooks
  7.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  8.   Wrong Side of Memphis by Billy Walker, Jr.
  9.   I Would've Loved You Anyway
  10.   Perfect Love
  11.   Thinkin' About You
  12.   Georgia Rain
  13.   Like We Never Had a Broken Heart
  14.   Oh Lonesome You featuring Billy Walker, Jr.
  15.   That's What I Like About You
  16.   Believe Me Baby (I Lied)
  17.   The Song Remembers When
  18.   Where Your Road Leads
  19.   I Need You
  20.   New Kid in Town
  21.   Away in a Manger
  22.   Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
  23.   The Christmas Song
  24.   Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  25.   This Is Me You're Talking To
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Country Love

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    35 Queens of Country

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    77 Greatest Country Duets

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    Ladies of Country

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    Jennifer Nettles: I Am The DJ

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    Cassadee Pope: I Am The DJ

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    Cruisin' Country

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    Mickey Guyton: I Am The DJ

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    Country Christmas

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    Reba McEntire: I Am The DJ

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    Craig Morgan: I Am The DJ

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    New Country

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    Eagles: DNA

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    Country Hits

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    Cincinnati Country Christmas

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    Country: '90s and Today

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    She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

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    Classic Country

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    Big Dave's Christmas Favorites

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    The Country Vault


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