New York (Country 94.7) -- Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood stopped by the New York's Country 94.7 studio to chat with Katie Neal about her new album, Every Girl, which hit stores everywhere August 30. Over the years, Trisha has racked up nine #1 singles, three GRAMMY Awards, published three New York Times best-selling cookbooks and won an Emmy for her cooking show on the Food Network. So even though this was her first original country album in twelve years (her latest was 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love), she's been VERY busy.
When Katie asked about going back into the studio to record this album, Trisha admits "It was fun. The 'riding the bike' part was the singing and that was easy. The cool thing was because I've made a lot of albums, and because I've been doing this for a long time, and because there was a break, I just didn't feel any pressure. I was just excited to go in and find songs that I love." She went on to explain that she released the album under her own imprint, Gwendolyn Records, where she didn't have to worry about pleasing a boss when choosing the songs or dealing with the head of A&R. It was all her.
This has also been a big week for Trisha's husband, Garth Brooks, as he was nominated for several CMA awards. When Katie asked about the couple's downtime after all the busyness in their lives, Trisha tells us that she and Garth just relax at home and walk their dogs around their farm, and enjoy sitting outside enjoying their view of downtown Nashville without the distractions of cell phones or social media.
Trisha then explained her reaction to the track "Every Girl In This Town" for the first time saying, "going back to that first listen, it was one of the first songs I heard in finding songs for this album and I really didn't even know if... you know, I'm a 54 year old woman, I wasn't even sure if we were going to go to radio. I just wanted to find songs I loved and then we'll figure all that out. But after the album was done, and I played it for my team, they all said 'we are going to radio and this is the song!' What I loved about it was it takes you back to being that little girl with a dream. It's before you're old enough to doubt yourself; before anyone tells you that you can't do anything."
Before she left, Trisha told us about a tasty Southern Slaw recipe that she can't go without having at a BBQ. This was in her first cookbook as well as online at FoodNetwork.com/Trisha.
Trisha's new album Every Girl is available everywhere now!