Trisha Yearwood (full name Patricia Lynn Yearwood) was born on September 19, 1964 in the town of Monticello, Oklahoma. An American country singer, a celebrity chef, author and occasional actor, Yearwood’s albums have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. She hosts a Food Network program called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
Yearwood is a Christian and has been one for all her life.
“I’m a Christian. Even though I’m pretty private about my faith, and don’t wear it on my sleeve, it’s there. I’ve been going to church every Sunday since I was a little kid,” Trisha proudly said. (1)
In addition to her personal faith Trisha has also accepted acting roles that inspire her belief in God. In 2016 the singer acted in the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus in The Passion, a Christian television program. Yearwood was anxious about playing such an important character in her faith but ultimately overcame her concerns.
“Anytime you tackle a religious story, you are going to be criticized from one side or another, if not both. I was worried about how it was going to be presented, and I was so happy that they stayed true to the scripture. I grew up in the church and thought it was well done.” (1)
Trisha has been very careful to not speak openly about her political leanings. In fact, the only piece of data we could find was a report that Yearwood gave $3,000 in donation money to Democratic candidates in the year 2006. (2)
If we had to hazard a guess, we think that Trisha Yearwood likely still leans left with her politics, but a soft left.
Trisha has been married three times. In 1987 she married Chris Latham, a musician. After the couple divorced, she married Bobby Reynolds in 1994, another musician in a country band. That marriage ended in 1999.
Yearwood began dating Garth Brooks in 2001, during a hiatus in her music career. In 2005 Brooks proposed to Trisha during Brooks’ Bakersfield, CA concert. In front of the audience Trisha immediately said yes and they were married in December that same year.
When Trisha married hubby Garth Brooks, she became a stepmother to his three children from an earlier marriage. Tricia thinks of her stepdaughters as her own and views their family similarly.
“I had a dog when I moved to Oklahoma and I was kinda thrown into all of a sudden being a bonus mom to these three young girls,” Yearwood said in a 2017 interview. “I have to say that now as these girls have grown—they’re adults now on their own—it’s been a part of my life that I would have never would have even known to dream about and it’s been so rewarding to get to be a part of this family.” (3)
Throughout her three-decade music career Trisha Yearwood has released 12 albums. The longest break between her releases was with 2007’s Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love and 2016’s Christmas Together.
In 1999 Trisha was inducted as a member of the Grand Old Opry.