Garth & Trisha Honoured
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were presented with their own stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville late last week. The walk honors people from all genres of music for their creative impact on music and on Music City.
Garth talked about what Nashville and its people have meant to him over the years.
“It’s the crossroads, I think, is what it is. It’s the crossroads of where dreams meet reality . . . where you meet the love of your life . . . where you meet men like (longtime producer) Allen Reynolds . . . and you meet players, songwriters. You meet artists . . . like Loretta Lynn right there. That’s pretty cool. And this city has kind of taken me – and I’m sure it has for a lot of people – but they make me feel like I am their son, and it’s a great feeling to have. I’m forever from Oklahoma; I’m not changing that. I’m just going to tell you that this town has given me a second home, and that’s a sweet gift to have.”
Trisha said that receiving the honor was “emotional” as she recalled making the move from Georgia to Nashville.
“I did move to town in 1985. I had just turned 20. And I knew from (when I was) five-years-old that I wanted to be a singer. It’s very surreal to have gone from moving here . . . driving down the streets of 16th and 17th Avenue . . . being a tour guide (at the Country Music Hall of Fame) and watching everybody else do what I desperately wanted to do . . . to standing here, holding this plaque. It’s . . . it’s very emotional.”
Garth and Trisha continue on their World Tour with a string of shows in Dallas beginning on Thursday, September 17th at American Airlines Center.