Trisha Yearwood It doesn't hurt that Yearwood sings two of Garth Brooks' songs on her debut album, Trisha Yearwood , and has him warbling harmony vocals —… Trisha Yearwood It doesn't hurt that Yearwood sings two of Garth Brooks' songs on her debut album, Trisha Yearwood , and has him warbling harmony vocals —… Trisha Yearwood Country
Music Review

Trisha Yearwood (1991)

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Details Lead Performance: Trisha Yearwood; Genre: Country

It doesn't hurt that Yearwood sings two of Garth Brooks' songs on her debut album, Trisha Yearwood, and has him warbling harmony vocals — on ''Like We Never Had a Broken Heart.'' But the Georgia-born Yearwood needs no embellishment to shine. A former demo singer with an ear for exceptional material (Kevin Welch's neo-rockabilly ''That's What I Like About You,'' Jude Johnstone's elegiac ''The Woman Before Me''), Yearwood, who grew up imitating Linda Ronstadt, also demonstrates technical and emotional authority at every turn. Whether tackling bluegrass, country rock, or '50s-style R&B, she sings with deeply imagined experience, making herself one of the most exhilarating — and classiest — of newcomers. A

Originally posted Aug 02, 1991 Published in issue #77 Aug 02, 1991 Order article reprints
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