fbpx

Trisha Yearwood Says ‘Really Great’ Family Keeps Her Grounded

Photo from Trisha Yearwood’s Instagram

Trisha Yearwood Says ‘Really Great’ Family Keeps Her Grounded

By Movieguide® Contributor

Country star Trisha Yearwood credits her family for keeping her grounded after so many years of success in the music industry. 

“I was raised by really great parents,” she told Fox News. “My mom and dad, who are both passed on, but they’re still with me…My sister’s my date tonight because Garth [Brooks] couldn’t be here. It’s family. It’s about how you’re raised.”

Yearwood continued, “I always say, ‘I don’t always do the right thing, but I know what the right thing is because of how I was raised.’ It’s them; it’s my family.”

Yearwood was recently awarded the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award at this year’s CMT Music Awards. 

“We are thrilled to honor the incomparable Trisha Yearwood with the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award at this year’s show,” the CMT Music Awards executive producers wrote in a statement. “Trisha has a unique ability to rally a community, whether that may be families in need with Habitat for Humanity or uplifting her fellow artists and entertainers trying to carve a path in the industry. She embodies the bold strength of June, who tirelessly devoted herself to service and community, and the namesake for this award. Both multi-hyphenate trailblazers eloquently crafted a script for others to model, letting their hearts and authenticity guide their personal, professional and public lives.”

Speaking about the honor to the Austin American-Statesman, Yearwood said, “It almost feels awkward to accept an award like this because it feels like, I don’t know if you ever would feel like you deserve it,” adding that it was “a call to me to step up my game.”

“It’s wonderful to write a check for charity, which we do, everybody does that and it’s wonderful,” she continued. “But to actually go work alongside somebody that’s going to live in a house and get dirty. I almost feel guilty sometimes when we leave, because I know they’re thanking us, but we got a lot more out of it than they probably did.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Yearwood and husband Garth Brooks’ humanitarian work:

Country music singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are handing out Bibles as they lead Habitat for Humanity’s work project in place of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Roselynn.  

Due to the 99-year-old former President’s health decline, this will be the first time in 35 years that he and Mrs. Carter will not take the lead on the annual project. 

“We are here to honor their legacy and continue the work that they are continuing to do; just because they have retired from this project and are at home does not mean that they are not here, so we feel very lucky and very fortunate to still be a part of what they stand for,” Brooks told CNN.

Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families afford new homes. Each new Habitat for Humanity homeowner is given a Bible along with their house keys. This year, Brooks and Yearwood will hand those out instead of the Carters. 

Brooks shared why he believes the Bible is an important part of the tradition. 

“The blessing is they’re getting freedom to move into their own house. With that, it’s going to become trials, even though there’s good celebration it becomes trials,” Brooks told CBN. “If you’ve got that Bible, you’ve always got that foundation you can start over. If you’re at rock bottom, there’s the Bible. If you’re on top, there’s the Bible.”

“I think it’s as much a foundation as the floor you’re standing on in your house,” Brooks finished.

4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.


4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.