When Trisha Yearwood married Garth Brooks in 2005, she became a stepmother to his three daughters: Taylor, August and Allie, from Garth’s first marriage, to his wife, Sandy. Allie, who goes by the stage name, Allie Collen, and is following in her father’s footsteps in becoming a singer, will appear on an episode of her stepmom’s cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, airing this Saturday, June 20, on the Food Network.
“Singing and cooking with my girl Allie Colleen this weekend on [‘Trisha’s Kitchen‘],” the cookbook author posted on social media. “To say I am a proud bonus mom is an understatement! Allie, you are my new favorite duet partner (psst! Don’t tell your dad!) xo”
Singing and cooking with my girl Allie Colleen this weekend on #TrishasKitchen. To say I am a proud bonus mom is an understatement! Allie, you are my new favorite duet partner (psst! Don’t tell your dad!) xo
Posted by Trisha Yearwood on Thursday, June 18, 2020
In addition to doing some cooking together, the two also sing a song, “Wildflower.” Allie may be making her definite mark in music, but she wants to do it on her own terms, and not because of her famous father.
“I remember the first time I did well on a spelling test,” Allie recalled to Country Now. “The kid next to me said, ‘You got 100 percent because you’re so and so’s daughter.’ I was like, ‘No, I studied the spelling list.’ It was so clear to me even as a young child that there was never going to be anything that I earned for myself. It was frustrating and hard, especially knowing that my parents came from very little.
“They came from large families,” she added. “They weren’t always able to get what they wanted growing up. My dad had to work hard, which is something I’ve always admired.”
Allie was only nine years old when Garth and Trisha wed, but both Allie and her two older sisters welcomed their new stepmom with open arms.
“It was great,” Garth said (via the Today Show), recalling the night he told his daughters he wanted to marry Trisha. “We were at dinner — all three of them — and it was a really tight conversation. I’m nervous, and I finally worked up the courage to say, ‘Let’s get married,’ and they were all fine with it. And I said, ‘You’ve got to take care of her,’ and I’m waiting for something intelligent to come back.”
It was Allie who quipped to Trisha, “We’ve got your back, bra strap!”
Find out more about Allie Colleen by visiting her website. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs on Saturdays at 11:00 AM CT.