Yearwood inks with Sony, new disc coming
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
– Trisha Yearwood's announced today she is signing with Sony Nashville, the same label that her husband, Garth Brooks, joined.
Yearwood's 12th studio album, "PrizeFighter," will be released at an undetermined date. Yearewood will join The Garth Brooks World Tour as a special guest starting Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.
""I can't even find the right words to express how excited I am to be releasing new music," said Yearwood. "I chose the title 'PrizeFighter' because it feels like an anthem for all of us. It's about fighting for what you believe in, and never giving up, even when it's hard. It's a message we all need to hear. I'm so looking forward to working with the amazing staff at Sony. Music is what feeds my soul, and I'm grateful to them for giving me the chance to share what I love."
Yearwood's last album, "Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love," was released in November 2007. The disc earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. She also scored Grammy nominations for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("This is Me You're Talking To") and Best Country Collaboration ("Let The Wind Chase You" featuring Keith Urban) from the album.
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