7 Things You Didn’t Know About Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood’s Relationship
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks are one of the most beloved couples in country music. They have an adorable love story that fans have watched unfold ever since they stepped into the spotlight as two separate artists and began traveling together on the same tour. Without timing on their side, these two didn’t actually get together as a couple until nearly 15 years after they’d met! In honor of their 11th wedding anniversary, here are 7 things you didn’t know about the cute couple!
7. Since the Moment They Met
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood first met back in 1987 when they recorded a demo together. Brooks told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show that he felt like she was his wife from the second he first met her. “[Songwriter] Kent Blazy introduced me to Ms. Yearwood, and he goes, ‘I knew you were going to like her,’ Brooks recalled during an appearance on Ellen. ‘When she left, he goes, ‘What did you think?’ I said, ‘Well, it’s strange, because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I’ve been married for 13 months,” he said. The timing was never right for these two, but the second they were both available they started dating and have been together ever since.
6. Making a Deal
Trisha met Garth Brooks at songwriter Kent Blazy’s attic studio back in 1987. They were both just starting out as artists when they recorded a demo together. Trisha was paid $10 and Garth wasn’t paid at all! Neither of them had any idea of what their future would be. “We hit it off. But I had no idea he’d turn out to be Garth Brooks!” she said in an interview. The two hit it off immediately and became friends. The song was a demo for Trisha’s debut CD. Brooks told her that if she got a record deal, he would let her come and open his shows. True to his word, two years later they went out on tour together and she was his opening act.