Trisha Yearwood Hints at Hosting Talk Show With Garth Brooks

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks recently filled in for Ellen DeGeneres on her award-winning talk show, but she hints they might be open to a more permanent role, if the location was right.

“The one caveat for me is it would have to be in Nashville. It was really fun, he and I had a really good time doing that together. But everything’s based out of here,” Yearwood told TalkShopLive, speaking of guest-hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show (via CMT) “When we first started doing the cooking show we were living Oklahoma, and I told Food Network I would love to do the show, but I’m living in Oklahoma. Well, they came to Oklahoma and we filmed there, but now that we’re in Nashville we film the show here. To be able to film the show then go home at night is important, so I would not say that it’s something we wouldn’t consider but I think they’d have to come to us.”

The Grand Ole Opry member did suggest that there would be several assets to filming in Music City instead of New York or Los Angeles.

“It would actually be easy for guests, especially artists, because so many people live here. Not just country artists, a lot of artists from all forms of music live in this town,” Yearwood acknowledged. “So I’m just saying, Nashville’s a cool city. Think about it guys, think about it!”

Yearwood recently praised Brooks, who is among the latest recipients of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

“Words cannot describe how proud I am of you,” Yearwood said to Brooks, in sweet sentiments that she shared on social media. “To watch you receive this honor was such a privilege. I will be forever grateful to stand by your side & do this life with you! For a moment, on this night, all the world was right. Congrats my Kennedy Center honoree!”

Yearwood will release her fourth cookbook, Trisha’s Kitchen, later this year. The cookbook was written largely during the pandemic, with help from Brooks.

“It was really good because working on the cookbook, I could work on a recipe and Garth is wonderful because he’s a real honest critic,” Yearwood tells People. “He’s not going to just say, ‘Everything’s great.’ If he tells me something needs something and needs more this or that. I’m going to get mad first but he’s also usually right.”

“So I’ll take his advice, but I just have to be mad first,” she adds.