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Country Weekly 2000-05-16 Trisha Yearwood: Divorce, Tabloid Rumors and Country Music

Country Weekly 2000-05-16 Trisha Yearwood: Divorce, Tabloid Rumors and Country Music

Originally published in the May 16, 2000, issue of Country Weekly magazine featuring Trisha on the cover. This cover story is presented here in its entirety. “I’m just laying my life out there,” says Trisha Yearwood. “It’s kind of like walking naked through the streets.“ Trisha is talking about her own personal evolution. In the past…MORE

Randy Travis: The Comeback Kid

Randy Travis: The Comeback Kid

Originally published in the October 05, 1999 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Randy Travis’ hardcore-country style redefined the music in 1986 and ushered in a new era of traditionalism. Then he hit a slump and fell out of favor with country radio. But now he’s back with a vengeance. “I was scared when I put out…MORE

How Tracy Lawrence Is Beating Tough Times

How Tracy Lawrence Is Beating Tough Times

Originally published in the Jan. 23, 1996 issue of Country Weekly magazine featuring Tracy on the cover. This story is presented here in its entirety. Tracy Lawrence is feeling stressed out. The rigors of the road have worn him down, and he arrives home bone-weary and bleary-eyed. He strolls out to a pasture near his house,…MORE

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington