Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood plotting live duets album

Project could be recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood may finally get to that long-awaited duets album they’ve been talking about for 20 years. The pair have recorded several duets over the years — even releasing a duets Christmas album, Christmas Together, in 2016 — and have toured extensively together, but have yet to release a traditional duets album. In an interview with Variety, Brooks talks about finally recording it, but in a live setting.

“These two girls wrote in to Trisha [Yearwood] and I [through social media] and said, “Hey, look, I know you guys are gonna do a duet record. Would you ever think about doing a duet concert where the whole night is duets?” And I’m looking at her going, “No, wait a minute, let’s combine the two ideas. What if we cut a live duet record in front of a live audience? And that’s how we do our duet record?” And then all of a sudden you have a live greatest hits duet record and people get to watch how a record is made, so you kind of bring the studio to the stage,” Brooks states. “Section it off like you do in a regular studio, cut things live right there in front of people. I think it’s an awesome idea and I think it’s something we’re probably gonna do. And we’re talking about doing it with the Ryman [Auditorium] down here in Nashville.”

Brooks notes that despite the pair touring separately in 2019, the album could come together sooner than expected.

“Probably within the next year or so I think. The stadium tour kicks off next year in March. Miss Yearwood has her own tour going on, so we’ll find a window in there,” Brooks says. “We’re not touring as hard as we did the last three years. The last three years it was like 395 shows on the tour. This one is gonna be really spread out, just individual nights, like ten a year. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

Brooks and Yearwood wrapped a massive three year North American tour together at the end of 2017. The show sold more than six million tickets and culminated with Triple Live, Brooks’ new three disc live album that’s available in The Anthology Part III, Live book/CD series.

Triple Live was scheduled to be release as a standalone 3 CD set in the fall, but was delayed due to Amazon’s idea of including it in The Anthology. No new release date has been given, but it’s expected sometime in 2019 through Brooks’ extended partnership with Amazon.

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