Garth Brooks Says New Cover of “Shallow” With Trisha Yearwood Is a “Song That We Believed In”

Garth Brooks Says New Cover of “Shallow” With Trisha Yearwood Is a “Song That We Believed In”

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s new single, “Shallow,” officially impacts country radio on Nov. 2. The new cover, which is currently only available via Amazon Music, will be featured on Garth’s upcoming album, Fun (Nov. 20).

Penned by Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson for the 2018 movie, A Star is Born, “Shallow” was recorded as a duet by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The tune garnered widespread critical acclaim and netted numerous awards.

Before recording the song for Fun, Garth and Trisha performed “Shallow” during his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, in March, with an encore during their CBS TV special a few days later on April 1.

As Garth and Trisha’s version of the song officially hits country radio as a single, the husband-and-wife tandem is hoping it resonates with listeners.

“We didn’t ever actually say, ‘Hey . . . we’re gonna cover this song that was a huge hit for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper,’” says Trisha. “But what happened was it just started to get its own momentum going . . . and then we did it again. And I hope they will see it as the nod to them—and the appreciation to what they did—that it was intended to be.”

“My thing is just, ‘Did Trisha and I—and the band—do the best we could with a song that we believed in?’ I’m gonna say ‘yes’ on all those boxes,” says Garth.

Garth has already shared a number of songs from Fun, including “That’s What Cowboys Do,” “The Road I’m On,” “Courage of Love,” “Party Gras,” “All Day Long,” “Stronger Than Me” and “Dive Bar.”

photo by TCD

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell