Yearwood goes for the prize in November
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
– Trisha Yearwood will release her 12th studio album, "PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit," on Nov. 17. The disc will feature the first new songs from Yearwood in 7 years plus 10 hits, including "She's in Love With the Boy."
The title track is her new single, which features Kelly Clarkson.
"This album was about bringing together the songs that show what I'm all about," said Yearwood. "These are the classic songs people fell in love with and the new songs that show 'what's next.' When you come to the shows, it's a mix of favorites with a few new ones that people are coming to hear and sing along with."
Yearwood called Clarkson "the real deal. 'PrizeFighter' was a strong song, and I was proud of the vocal, but when she came in and sang on it, it just took it to another level. She elevated it."
Digitally, "PrizeFighter" will only be available on GhostTunes, a full-service online music platform, which features her husband Garth Brooks. It is available now for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/trishaghosttunes. The two are on tour together.
The track listing is:
PrizeFighter (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
Met Him in a Motel Room
End of the World
Your Husband's Cheating On Us
You Can't Trust the Weatherman
I Remember You
Wrong Side of Memphis
The Song Remembers When
XXX's and OOO's
She's In Love With the Boy
How Do I Live
In Another's Eyes
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
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