Trisha Yearwood

posted: 08/14/13

As a young girl growing up in a small town in Georgia, Trisha Yearwood dreamed of being a famous singer. In 1991 she not only released her debut album, but won several awards and accolades all in her first year in the spotlight.

Born: September 19, 1964

Place of Birth: Monticello, Georgia

1987: During college, Yearwood worked for MTM Records in Nashville. After graduation she continued to work there on a full-time basis. While at MTM Records she was able to record demo tapes and perform as a back-up singer for the label's new artists.

1991-1992: Yearwood's single "She's in Love with the Boy" hit number one on the Billboard Country Chart. She also won the Academy of Country Music Award for "Top New Female Vocalist" and the 1992 "Favorite New Country Artist" from the American Music Awards.

1993: Trisha Yearwood performed at the White House during President Bill Clinton's inauguration.

1996: Yearwood sang at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.

1997-1998: Yearwood decided to branch out of the music scene and expanded her career to include an acting role on the CBS show "JAG".

2000: She was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

2005: Yearwood released "Jaspar County", her first new album since 2001.

2007: She performed the National Anthem at the World Series.

2008: Yearwood released her first cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours.

2010: Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, her second book, reached the number one spot on the New York Times best-seller list.

2012: Trisha's Southern Kitchen premiered on the Food Network.

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