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There’s something in the air in the Brooks/Yearwood household and it seems to be the aroma of a good ole country concert! While Garth Brooks announced additional New Year’s shows at the Wynn Las Vegas today, Trisha Yearwood stepped forward with an even bigger announcement — a tour!
The following are the currently scheduled tour dates/locations as Trisha takes her show on the road in 2014:
Trisha Yearwood has been a pretty busy woman. While she might not be hitting the country charts, she’s been on the Food Network with her own cooking show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” and she announced this week that she’ll be returning to the network for a second season. This season will include a guest appearance by her husband, country icon Garth Brooks, along with Allie and August Brooks for Christmas and holiday episodes. Each episode is shot in Oklahoma, and the new season will premiere on October 20th on the Food Network.
This season will include Halloween episodes, Sunday Supper, Southern Brunch, Thanksgiving traditions, and even tips to help slim down Southern-style meals.
Trisha’s pretty excited about the new season. She shares:
“I’m so excited for season two. Sharing my family recipes and having the people I love most by my side is such a joy. This show celebrates what living life to the fullest is all about.”
One special moment of the season will be when she shares a wedding shower recipe, which turns pretty emotional. Did you catch any of her first season?
It’s starting to seem a little redundant, but Kelly Clarkson has done it yet again and impressed us with another flawless country cover. This time, the dabbling-in-country-yet-still-pop songstress tackled Trisha Yearwood‘s iconic hit “Walkaway Joe” at a recent show in Georgia.
In the video, Clarkson takes a sip from a red solo cup (Is that cover far behind?) before admitting to being afraid her voice wouldn’t compare to Trisha Yearwood’s. We’re not sure why she’s SO humble because she more than lives up to the original, she SLAYS it. She also admits that she’s dying to duet with Trisha herself, and we sure hope that happens ASAP!
Check it out!
Trisha Yearwood has been announced as part of the line-up for a special tribute concert in New York City in April. She’s part of “A Celebration Of Paul Newman’s Dream” at the Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center. Also joining the line-up is Josh Groban and Paul Simon. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon are also set to appear at the April 2nd show. The event benefits the Paul Newman Association of Hole In The Wall Camps.
Tickets start at just $35 and are on-sale through the Lincoln Center box office. Benefit tickets, which include a post-performance dinner, start at $1500 and are on-sale through the benefit office at (212) 245-6570.
Our condolences this afternoon go out to Trisha Yearwood and her family on the news of the passing of her mother. Gwen Yearwood, who had published two cooking books with her daughter, passed away Saturday morning after a battle with cancer, the Washington Post is reporting. The statement given to the Associated Press says that both Trisha and her sister Beth were at their mother’s side when she passed away.
“The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern they’ve received throughout this journey,” the statement said.
The family would like to ask for donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation in Gwen Yearwood’s name. The charity focuses on breast cancer research to try to find a cure for the disease.
Fans of food and Trisha Yearwood are in luck, as her Emmy-winning Food Network series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen will return for a fourth season this fall. The new season promises more family-inspired recipes, great music and visits from famous friends. Those famous friends will include Kelly Clarkson, Wendy Williams, Chef Art Smith, Olympic Gold Medalists Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner and NFL star Kurt Warner.
“In my family, cooking has always been a collaborative effort that brings everyone together,” said Trisha. “Including the ‘whole family’ has always been a part of the show and that’s why I’ve invited even more friends to join me in the kitchen this season, along with my usual crew.”
The season premiere will transport viewers to the nostalgic days of black and white television and TV dinners, featuring a 1950s theme in clothing and food, including Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Pudding Frosted Cupcakes and Green Beans with Cheese Sauce. The fourth season will also feature holiday and other special themed episodes, including Thanksgiving, Holiday Brunch and ladies night.
New episodes will begin airing on Saturday, November 9th at 10:30am on the Food Network.
Try saying that title three times fast!
As you have probably seen advertised recently (during The Sound of Music, The Voice, or a myriad of other NBC specials), Kelly Clarkson is bringing some of her best assets to the network for her Cautionary Christmas Music Tale. Specifically, Kelly will bring her talent, sense of humor, and impressive cast of characters in her life to a television audience.
During this special, Kelly presents the brattiest possible version of herself (“Scrooge, diva’d out,” she calls the character) while trying to enlist celebrities to appear in a Christmas special. “We’re doing a show within a show, kind of like White Christmas,” Kelly says. “Let me tell you this, though … it’s nowhere near that good. I love what we’ve done, but that’s a classic.”
Kelly’s show will feature musical performances from mother-in-law, Reba McEntire, along with Trisha Yearwood, both of whom appear on Kelly’s Christmas album Wrapped in Red. The show will also include cameos by Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum, Community‘s Ken Jeong and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s Jai Rodriguez will make appearances. Oh, and did we mention Blake Shelton … as an elf?
This will be an event that Kelly fans and country fans will not want to miss! Tune in to NBC or set your DVRs tonight for the 10:00pm EST airing of Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale! And check out some behind-the-scenes footage of the special, featuring Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton:
Just hours after Billboard announced that “Underneath the Tree” is a #1 hit on AC Radio, Kelly Clarkson continues to sleigh with the release of her official video for the song. The video features a performance and behind the scenes clips from her forthcoming NBC TV Special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Music Tale.
This past Friday night, Garth Brooks‘ Las Vegas show aired live on CBS from The Wynn to fans’ delight, and the highly anticipated television special certainly did not disappoint! With 8.7 million viewers spending their Black Friday nights curled up on their couches, watching one of country music’s best, the special doubled Lady Gaga’s recently aired Muppets event. Clearly fans do not live by the old cliche “out of sight, out of mind,” and are eagerly awaiting the day Garth announces that he will be bringing his show back out on the road!
Clad in work boots, baggy jeans, a hoodie, and a Wynn Las Vegas baseball cap, Garth owned the stage on which he was only accompanied by a guitar. With stories from his childhood and brief covers of songs on which he grew up, Garth entertained the live and television audiences with his sense of humor, charisma, and stellar vocals. While sharing tales about his large family and their many adventures during Garth’s childhood (such as riding shotgun and fearing for his life as his mother’s lead foot took over the vehicle), Garth covered some of the influential songs that impacted his career. The show could best be classified as “stand-up comedy … with a guitar.”
Garth also “surprised” the audience with a cameo by his superstar country vocalist wife, Trisha Yearwood, who joined her husband on stage for a performance of the couple’s “In Another’s Eyes.” Before leaving the stage, Trisha also gave us a brief sampling of one of her most infamous songs “She’s In Love With the Boy.” Luckily for us diehard Garth fans, we were also blessed with performances (albeit mere clips) of some of Garth’s oldies and goodies, including “Somewhere Other Than the Night” and party classic “Friends In Low Places.” Perhaps the most incredible moment of the night, at least for this particular huge Garth fan, was the performance of “Shameless.” Not only does Garth own the Billy Joel cover every time the words slip through his lips, but during this specific performance, Garth let go of his true and tried stage companion (his acoustic guitar), and sang a portion of the song a cappella. At that point, 8.7 million hearts simultaneously melted.
The two-hour event was a blast from the past, as well as a glimpse into the future, of Garth’s country career and left fans craving more … especially to the tune of a 2014 tour. Between the release of Garth’s eight-disc Blame It All On My Roots boxed set and the live airing of his final Las Vegas show, fans are buzzing about the possibility of Garth coming out of “retirement,” hitting the road, and sharing his music — new and old — with country music fans across the world.
Not only did fans of country music sit with their eyes glued to their televisions on Friday night, but Garth’s peers in the country music industry tuned in to watch their beloved idol entertain the masses. Below are some of our favorite reaction tweets from country musicians:
@DierksBentley: still the man… #garthbrooks
@carrieunderwood: Loving this #GarthBrooks special! Saw the show in Vegas a few years ago…so much joy and love for music! #Inspired #FellowOkie
@TheSwonBrothers: Who does Chuck Norris fear?? #GarthBrooks
@KCMuessigmann: Garth Brooks is the single greatest entertainer EVER born. Biggest influence on my music, as well as every other mid-20′s artist out there.
@jodeemessina: OMG! Watching Garth special. He is amazing! Some people have just “got it”. Ha. He just happens to have a LOT of it. Rock on Garth! Xoxo
@TheFarmMusic: That’s about as good as it gets folks …a true entertainer. #Garth
@johnrich: Watching #Garth right now. Country music’s Elvis! Also, I never realized how much he and @glennbeck look alike. Am I right?
@mallaryhope: Garth Brooks is the best ever. The end
@WillHoge: there’s some jackass on CBS TOTALLY ripping off Chris Gaines right now. He should sue this dude
@cavanaughmusic: Garth brooks is the man for a reason
If anything became evident during this event, it is that “retirement” has not affected the stunning vocals of this iconic performer, nor has time away from the limelight hindered his ability to bring a memorable show to his fans. Here’s to hoping that Garth is ready to travel the world again for one more “Rodeo”!
Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale is set to air December 11th on NBC. The special will center around a comedic story of Clarkson searching for the meaning of Christmas. In recent interviews, she has likened the tale to a diva-spin on A Christmas Carol.
Of course, the powerhouse vocalist will also be performing songs from her new Christmas album, Wrapped In Red. The record was just released last month, and it is absolute Christmas and vocal perfection! We’ve had it on repeat since October.
Her mom-in-law, Reba, and good friend, Trisha Yearwood, helped Clarkson close out her album with a stunning trio version of “Silent Night”, and they join her to perform the classic for the special as well. Also on hand for Clarkson’s Christmas special debut is good buddy, Blake Shelton. Other guests include: Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum, Ken Jeong and Jai Rodriguez.
Set your DVRs! The music tale will air Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
Meanwhile, take a listen to Clarkson’s first single from her Christmas album, “Underneath The Tree” & check out some photos from the Christmas special’s taping: