That long-awaited duets album between Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood seems to be finally happening after nearly 20 years of discussions. Backstage last weekend in Sunrise, FL at the first 2016 stop of their world tour, the pair revealed they used their holiday break to begin wrapping up a Christmas record.
“To hear her do ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?’ is like, ‘Oh my God!'” WIN Country reports about Brooks bragging about his wife’s singing. “It was supposed to be a duet… About 30 seconds into the song I just walked out of the studio because I knew it wasn’t going to be a duet. I wasn’t about to open my mouth after that, you know? It’s just her doing her greatest Ella [Fitzgerald], you know, impersonation with Trisha kinda mixed in there… It was amazing!”
Last year, Brooks confirmed that the long-delayed project was in the works as a Christmas album that they hoped to release for Christmas 2015, and would be a precurser to a non holiday studio collaboration between the pair.
“We’ll test the waters,” Brooks states. “It’ll be a duets album, but it will not be like what you’ve seen before. She’s got a lot of strong ideas.”
No release date has been announced, but it’s likely it will be released sometime in late 2016.
In other Brooks news, it appears some type of documentary about the legendary singer is currently in production. Country singer Tanya Tucker posted that she just filmed a segment for the project.
“Finished recording my segment about ‘The Thunder Rolls’ for the Garth Brooks documentary!” Tucker writes on Facebook accompanied by a behind-the-scenes image of the shoot.
Written by Brooks and Pat Alger, the song was pitched to and originally recorded by Tucker, but dropped for her intended album. Brooks then began recording it for his No Fences album, released in 1990. Tucker later released the song as part of her self-titled box set in 1995, four years after Brooks took the song to number one.
The project hasn’t been officially announced or even acknowledged by Brooks or his team.
More details will be released as they become available.
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