Trisha Yearwood announces new music with Sony Music Nashville

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and announced that her twelfth studio album will be titled PrizeFighter on RCA Nashville. The news was shared at an event Tuesday night (August 19th) that gathered friends and colleagues for an evening of food and music that she performed with members of her long-time backing band, who will join her on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood when it kicks off in Chicago, IL on September 4th.

The event also celebrated the start of the fifth season of her Emmy Award-winning Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which will debut on Saturday, August 23rd; plans for a third cookbook from the two-time New York Times Bestselling author; her own line of Precious Metals cookware (The Cookware Company makers of GreenPan), cutlery (Furi) and additional lifestyle brands to be announced; and a partnership with Hellmann’s.

“Trisha Yearwood is a tremendous recording artist who has enjoyed much success in everything she has done,” commented Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. “She is a talent like no other, and I am pleased to welcome her to the Sony Music family for the next chapter of her exciting music career.”

In revealing the title of her long-awaited upcoming album, she was joined in Nashville by Sony Music Nashville chairman & CEO, Gary Overton, who added “Trisha Yearwood is one of country music’s brightest stars. Her versatility and passion have put her at the forefront of countless industries—she is a best-selling author, a culinary maven, and an-Emmy award winning television personality, but first and foremost, Trisha is an unparalleled recording artist who has sold millions of albums and is respected as one of the greatest female vocalists in country music. We’re honored to welcome her to the RCA Nashville family, and look forward to her fans hearing her highly-anticipated new music.”

Throughout five seasons on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Yearwood has uniquely folded musical elements and performances into her Food Network show.

“Of Trisha’s many talents, there can be no doubt,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “In Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, it is Trisha’s devotion to friends and family, her Southern hospitality and her passion for cooking that resonate so strongly with our audience. Viewers love spending time ‘in the kitchen’ with her as she cooks and entertains with her signature down-to-earth charm, playful humor and deliciously appealing warmth.”

Trisha Yearwood has pursued her life’s passions to create an authentic empire with integrity. In sharing her stories across mediums, she has faced hardships and celebrated success with grace, humor and love. Those who’ve joined her throughout this journey, no doubt, recognize the mark of a true PrizeFighter.

“I can’t even find the right words to express how excited I am to be releasing new music! I chose the title PrizeFighter because it feels like an anthem for all of us,” said Trisha Yearwood. “It’s about fighting for what you believe in, and never giving up, even when it’s hard. It’s a message we all need to hear. I’m so looking forward to working with the amazing staff at Sony. Music is what feeds my soul, and I’m grateful to them for giving me the chance to share what I love.”

Trisha Yearwood’s 12th studio album, PrizeFighter, will be released by Sony Music Nashville on her own Gwendolyn Records imprint featuring a mix of new and familiar favorites. Six new songs are expected with nine greatest hits including “She’s In Love With The Boy” and the country version of “How Do I Live” which has never appeared on a record before.

“We wanted to be on the same label because we thought it would be easier and more fun because we want to do duet records,” Yearwood states of joining husband and touring partner Brooks on Sony Music Nashville. “We wanted to be able to do whatever we wanted and we’ve never been on the same record label, so it was kind of born out of looking to find a home that wanted to work with both of us, and Sony was that. I’m excited because it’s a joint venture and I got my own imprint for the first time. I named my imprint Gwendolyn Records after my mom, so that’s special to me.”

MUSIC

Her last album, Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love, released in November 2007, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. Trisha also earned Grammy nominations for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (“This is Me You’re Talking To”) and Best Country Collaboration (“Let The Wind Chase You” featuring Keith Urban) from the album.

Trisha Yearwood has sold over 12 million albums, earned three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and has charted 19 top-ten Singles. She performed at the 70th Academy Awards when “How Do I Live” was nominated for Best Original Song.

COOKBOOKS

Trisha’s New York Times Bestselling cookbooks feature family recipes and anecdotes. Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen was released in 2008 and Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood in 2010. Her third will be released in April 2015 by Clarkson Potter.

FOOD NETWORK

Season five of the Emmy Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen premieres on August 23rd at 10:30 am ET/PT. The show debuted in April 2012, featuring Yearwood in a relaxed kitchen setting joined by family and friends telling stories, sharing laughs and making traditional dishes with simple ingredients.

COOKWARE & CUTLERY

Trisha’s Precious Metals cookware with The Cookware Company will be available on QVC this November and in 400 Walmart stores in the Spring of 2015. Her line of cutlery with Furi will feature two offerings, Professional (available on QVC November 2014) and Essentials (available early 2015).

· *She will appear on QVC on August 24th at 12 pm (ET) during “In the Kitchen with David” with two items from GreenPan. She’ll return to QVC on November 12th to unveil a new product line.

PARTNERSHIPS

Trisha recently signed on as a spokesperson for Hellmann’s. Additional announcements about additional lifestyle partnerships will be made in coming months.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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