For those of you who do not know, I am one of the biggest Trisha Yearwood fanatics ever. I have seen her in concert so many times, including once at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. I own every CD she has ever released, including singles and international albums. Her cookbooks even proudly have a place in my kitchen.
Unfortunately, Yearwood took a break many years ago from the spotlight. Her last album Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love hit shelves in 2007. The only appearances we see of her now is when she is standing by the side of her husband, Garth Brooks.
However, that is all about to change. The Food Network has announced that it has teamed up with Yearwood, author of two best-selling cookbooks, to produce a daytime cooking show for the network.
The show, with an initial run of six episodes, will begin airing in April of this year. Southern traditions and hospitality, something I grew up with, with be a central focus on the new show.
Bob Tuschamn, of the Food Network, had this to say:
"Fans know Trisha best as a music powerhouse, and through her new Food Network show audiences will learn first-hand what her friends and family already know -- that Trisha is a talented, passionate rock-star cook too. We look forward to sharing this side of Trisha with viewers, showcasing an intimate, entertaining look at her personal recipes, family traditions and warm Southern hospitality."
Yearwood, who I cannot wait to see on television again, was quoted by the Hollywood Reporter as saying:
"I'm so grateful to Food Network for the opportunity to share my family's favorite recipes and precious memories in this show. I'm having so much fun, it's a very special experience."
You can bet that when this show airs, I will be there blogging about it. I cannot wait.
Even better than this news, is that in an update on her Facebook fan page, Yearwood noted that she is also working on a new studio album to release. Let us hope that she makes sure the album is worth the wait.