Trisha Yearwood Is Writing Some of Her Next Album [EXCLUSIVE]

Trisha Yearwood has new music coming, and she wrote at least some of it herself. The Grand Ole Opry member reveals that, after deciding not to write her own music for most of her career, she will now release some songs that she had a hand in writing.

“I didn’t start doing this to release anything,” Yearwood tells Everything Nash. “I just kind of had a big epiphany. I’ve written some over the years, but very little, and I was very self-conscious. I kind of had a big aha moment. And I just started writing. I did it for me. I wasn’t doing this to show anybody.”

Yearwood might have just written the new songs for herself, but her husband, Garth Brooks, encouraged her to share them with the rest of the world.

“I come home and play a song for Garth, and he would cry, and he was like, ‘This is a good song. You need to keep dong this,'” Yearwood recalls. “So I just have been doing a lot of writing. I’m getting quite a collection, and I’m thinking that I might put them out.”

The Georgia native previously said it was an unfortunate incident she had early in her career, when someone told her she wasn’t a very good songwriter, which made her hesitate to write any of her songs, for decades.

“I’ve let it be true, but not anymore,” Yearwood told CMT.  “It’s still hard for me, but I’m doing it. I’m always nervous when I go, but I get a little less nervous every time. It’s just been really good. I’m so excited about it.”

Yearwood will likely have more time to work on new music, now that Friends in Low Places Bar and Honky Tonk, a joint venture between Yearwood and Brooks, is open. The couple chose to be involved in every detail, including the design and decor, and even the paint colors.

“I’ve just always been not a person who puts my name on something,” Yearwood told Everything Nash, ahead of the grand opening. “In the music industry, your name is on it, whether you take responsibility for it or not. My dad taught me that. He was a banker, and he was like, ‘Look, you gotta take responsibility for everything in your life.’ So from choosing songs, to hiring and firing my band members myself, all of the things in my life, I’ve always taken that responsibility.”

When Yearwood and Brooks decided to open Friends in Low Places, they vowed together to make it the best representation of themselves, and their desire for excellence, in every aspect of the new bar.

“When we were going to do this, it’s like, ‘Let’s invest in the building. Let’s make it ours,’” Yearwood shared. “Even though the name of the building is Friends in Low Places, everybody knows that this is Garth and Trisha. We just don’t know any other way, other than just getting in here.”

“And it’s so much more rewarding when you know every paint color on the wall, and you know you picked this and that,” she continued. “It’s just so much more fun for us. I can’t imagine being here, talking to you about a place that I really had no idea what was going on.”

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