Trisha Yearwood is one multi-talented fellow. She is not just a popular country musician but is also a bestselling author. Additionally, she is an accomplished actress as well as an award-winning TV host. There is seemingly nothing that this lady cannot do. Get to know more about Yearwood here including her bio and age, sister and children as well as her husband who is also a country music superstar.
Trisha Yearwood’s Bio, Age
Patricia Lynn Yearwood was born on the 19th of September 1964. She grew up in the town of Monticello (Georgia) and fell in love with music as a child. She seized any opportunity she could find to sing, including school musicals and talent hunts. Yearwood did not let her love for music to distract her from her studies. She excelled in her academics and was named most outstanding senior girl in her High school – Piedmont Academy.
Upon leaving high school, Trisha Yearwood proceeded to Belmont University in Nashville. She studied Business Administration and obtained her degree in 1987. Yearwood could have easily made a career in the corporate world thanks to her college degree. She, however, could not ignore her love for music and decided to pursue opportunities in that direction. Trisha Yearwood’s journey to music stardom was not an easy one, she first started out as a mere record label employee and honed her craft from scratch.
One of them was Garth Brooks; an upcoming artist at the time. They became friends and he helped her to land a record deal with MCA Nashville in 1990. Trisha Yearwood did not rest on her laurels upon getting a deal. She rather worked hard and released her first album in 1991. The self-titled album spurned several hit songs. One of them was She’s in love with the boy which made it to number one on Billboard Country Charts. On the whole, the album was a critical and commercial success.
The album sold more than a million copies and Yearwood made history as the first woman to achieve such a feat with her debut album. Since that blockbuster debut, Trisha Yearwood has released 10 studio albums and counting. She has also won numerous awards including three Grammys. They are best country collaboration (in 1995 and 1998) and best female country vocal performance in 1995.
Trisha Yearwood had been married on three occasions and incidentally, all three of her husbands have been musicians. Her first marriage was to the singer, Chris Latham. They tied the knot in 1987 and divorced four years later. Yearwood got married to the bassist, Bobby Reynolds, in 1994. The union lasted for five years and they split in 1999. Trisha Yearwood is now enjoying marital bliss with fellow country superstar – Garth Brooks.
They first met and became friends in the late 80s. They started dating in the 2000s and got engaged in May 2005. The couple tied the knot in December of that same year. Yearwood does not have any kids despite the fact that she has been married thrice. However, she has three stepdaughters courtesy of Brooks’ first marriage. Their names are Allie, Taylor, and August.
Trisha Yearwood hails from a family of four. Her father’s name is Jack Howard while her mother’s name is Gwendolyn. Both of her parents are now late. She also has an elder sister named Beth Bernard. Yearwood is quite close to her sister and often incorporates her in what she is doing. One of them is her cookbooks. Yearwood has co-written two cookbooks with her sister as well as her late mom. The first is titled Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. It was released in April 2008 and featured treasured family recipes. Another one is Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood which was published in 2010. Yearwood and her sister have also worked together for charity purposes. They have done work for Habitat for Humanity. This is a non-profit which seeks to provide poor people with decent housing.
Trisha Yearwood’s Net Worth
Trisha Yearwood has a net worth of $40 million. Her sizable fortune is not surprising given that her albums have sold tens of millions of copies. Yearwood’s source of income is not restricted to music alone. She is also an accomplished actress and has featured in several TV series. One of them is the CBS military drama – JAG. She had a recurring role as a military forensic pathologist named Lt Cmdr. Teresa Coulter