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Trisha Yearwood

Yearwood was born in Monticello, Georgia, the daughter of Gwendolyn (née Paulk), a schoolteacher, and Jack Howard Yearwood, a local banker. As a child, she grew accustomed to listening to country artists Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, and Hank Williams. In elementary school, Yearwood sang in musicals, choir groups and talent shows. In high school, Yearwood and her sister Beth were A students, and Yearwood took a strong interest in becoming an accountant. Yearwood was also a member of the National Beta Club. After graduating, she enrolled at Young Harris College where she received her associates degree and became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She then attended the University of Georgia, however grew unhappy with the school's large campus, and transferred in 1985 to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Belmont, Yearwood majored in the school's music business program, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration in 1987.

While in school at Belmont, Yearwood gained an internship with MTM Records, and was eventually hired as a full-time employee following her graduation. With the help of the record label's resources, she recorded a series of demo tapes and also sang background vocals for new artists. One of the new artists Yearwood recorded with was Garth Brooks in 1989. The pair developed a friendship and Brooks promised to help Yearwood sign a recording contract, if his career succeeded. Brooks brought her to his producer, Allen Reynolds, who then brought her to Garth Fundis. Fundis and Yearwood soon began working together, and together they created a demo tape. In 1990, she sang background vocals on Brooks' second album, No Fences, and performed live at a label showcase. MCA record producer, Tony Brown was impressed by her vocal ability at the concert, and helped her sign a recording contract with MCA Nashville Records shortly afterwards. Following her signing with the label, she served as the opening act on Brooks' 1991 nationwide tour.

Trisha is on MCA records.
Trisha lives on a ranch in Owasso, Oklahoma with husband Brooks and his three daughters.
In 1996, while flying from Nevada to New York, Yearwood saved a man's life. Francesco Maccarrone, a baggage handler, was trapped in the belly of the plane.
Trisha married her second husban Robert Reynolds. The bass player for The Mavericks, on May 21, 1994, and they divorced in 1999.
Trisha married her first husband, Christopher Latham, in 1987 but the two divorced in 1991.
Trisha's full name is Patricia Lynn Yearwood.
Trisha was born September 19, 1964 in Monticello Georgia.
Trisha states that her biggest influence was Linda Ronstadt.
Trisha married Garth Brooks on December 10, 2005. This is her third marriage and his second.
Trisha became the first female country singer ever to sell a million copies of her debut album.
Trisha first toured as Garth Brooks opening act. She also sang backup vocals on his first album, Garth Brooks.
Trisha enrolled at the University of Georgia, but shortly after in 1985 she decided to move to Nashville and transfer to the music business program at Belmont College.
As a child, Trisha loved Elvis.
Trisha has sung at the Academy Awards, the Olympics and the Library of Congress.
In 1997 and 1998 Trisha won back-to-back CMA Awards as country’s Female Vocalist of the Year.
Trisha has several albums, they include three Gold Record winners, four Platinum awardes, a Double Platinum seller and a Quadruple Platinum blockbuster.
Trisha carries a shotgun with her when she hikes, to keep away wild animals.
Trisha loves Prince. She has ever song he ever recorded on her iPOD.
Trisha admitted to Glamour magazine that she wanted to get her teeth capped so she could have a smile like Farrah Fawcett, but her dentist discouraged her.
Reba McEntire taught Trisha how to play poker.
In 2001, Trisha's hometown honored her with the naming of Trisha Yearwood Parkway.
In 2000, Trisha was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Trisha's first number one single was She's in Love with the Boy, in 1991.
In September of 2005, Trisha released her 10th studio album entitled Jasper County.
Trisha is five foot eight inches tall.
Trisha was so good at doing demos that she would double park in front of the studio, do the song in one take, then leave before she would get a ticket.
Trisha is a member and also a alumni of Phi Theta Kappa.
Trisha was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on March 13, 1999
Trisha earned a bachelor's degree in Music Business from Nashville's Belmont College in 1987
Trisha's first Grammy came in 1994 in the Vocal Collaboration category for I Fall to Pieces, with Aaron Neville. In 1997, she was a double winner: She captured the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy for How Do I Live and Best Country Vocal Collaboration for In Another's Eyes with Garth Brooks.

 

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