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Trisha Yearwood's first album in four years, 2005's Jasper County, not only marked a triumphant return for the popular country singer, but closely followed the announcement of her engagement to fellow superstar Garth Brooks. Impending nuptials aside, the album, named for the region of Georgia where Yearwood grew up, stands on its own as an excellent outing that balances country twang and pop-tinged melodies.
Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood's commitment and poise have paid off since day one. Growing up in rural Monticello, Georgia, a love of music and performing led Trisha to Nashville. There she studied at Belmont College, worked odd jobs (such as a record label receptionist and tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame), and most mportantly began singing on songwriters' demos in which her pitch perfect voice was heard by record company executives all over the industry. After signing with MCA Nashville in 1990 and releasing her debut single "She's In Love With The Boy" (which went to #1), the floodgates burst open. The next year, Trisha Yearwood became the first debut album by a female country artist to ever reach platinum status, thus firmly establishing the young singer as an important new voice in music. Since then, songs such as "Wrong Side of Memphis," "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)," "The Song Remembers When," "Everybody Knows" and an army of other hits have propelled her career continuously upwards. Her song "How Do I Live" (written by Diane Warren and featured in the movie Con-Air) was nominated for an Oscar, giving Trisha an opportunity in 1998 to fulfill a dream--a performance on the Academy Awards. Trisha has performed for millions of listeners in settings ranging from quaint theaters to major arenas and stadiums across the globe.