RADIO.COM's Kelly Ford welcomes one of the most well-known and beloved female singers in the Country music genre; the incomparable Trisha Yearwood joins '90s Country to talk about all things 2021 and a whole lot more.
Throughout the month of March, we're celebrating the Leading Ladies of Country with special interviews and performances from some of the biggest female names in the genre -- all culminating with a virtual end-of-month concert -- Leading Ladies Live on Thursday, March 25 – starring Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, and Trisha Yearwood -- along with our evening's host, Hillary Scott of Lady A!
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Trisha kicked off the conversation by first deeply thanking all of the fans, friends, and listeners who wished her well during her COVID battle. Diagnosed in February after a member of their staff came down with the virus, she and her husband Garth Brooks went into quarantine. Garth said at the time, "we’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers."
Hopping into the topic of the month, and the differences between where women stand in the genre now, and the progress that has been made compared to the '90s -- the decade that saw Trisha rise to fame.
"It just feels like, 'Bravo!,' the past couple of years," Trisha says. "I think it's a real tribute to the young women who have really stepped up and said, 'I am and I've got something to say.' The music is really good... I can listen to Ashley McBryde sing "One Night Standards" twenty times in a row, and I do. Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, They're great... and the music they're writing and performing is great, and I think they really support each other."
"I know that when I was coming along in the '90s, we were friends," Trisha continued, explaining her own similar experiences. "I had support from Mary Chapin Carpenter and Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, Suzy Bogguss, Deana Carter, Winona... we were all a group of women who cheered for each other and supported each other. I see that these girls have that. I'm happy when they call me for advice... or when they come on the cooking show and I get a chance to learn more about them and their lives."
Aside from being a musical powerhouse, Trisha is also a best-selling cookbook author and she's been welcoming you into her Southern kitchen on the Food Network since 2012. She's got a brand new book on the way, called Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family.
"I think having the cooking show, and having to go from just cooking things that my mom made or my dad made, to having to really come up with my own stuff has given me a confidence as a home cook that I didn't necessarily have before," she admits. "That's been really fun. It's been a fun process of cooking that I had really never done before."
Watch the full chat with Trisha and Kelly above, and be sure to follow along with us all month long as we celebrate the female side of Country music on RADIO.COM's Leading Ladies.
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