Yearwood is best known for her marriage to Garth Brooks, a longtime friend and sometime duet partner, whom she married in 2005. Before that, she was married to Robert Reynolds, bass guitarist for the country band The Mavericks.
Her songs have appeared on the soundtracks of TV shows like Daria, Ellen and Nashville and movies like Con Air and Stuart Little. And she has also appeared as a guest actor on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and JAG.
- Trisha Yearwood (1991)
- Hearts in Armor (1992)
- The Song Remembers When (1993)
- The Sweetest Gift (1994)
- Thinkin' About You (1995)
- Everybody Knows (1996)
- Where Your Road Leads (1998)
- Real Live Woman (2000)
- Inside Out (2001)
- Jasper County (2005)
- Greatest Hits (2007)
- Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love (2007)
- PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit (2014)
- Christmas Together (2016, with Garth Brooks)
- Let's Be Frank (2018)
- Every Girl (2019)
Her songs provide examples of:
- Advertised Extra: In Canada only, Garth Brooks received chart credit for his backing vocal on "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart" (which he also co-wrote). "PrizeFighter", the title track of her 2014 album, gave a feature credit to Kelly Clarkson for her backing vocals. Don Henley gets a featured credit for background vocals on "Walkaway Joe".
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: "Walkaway Joe" gives an excellent example of why this isn't a great trope to live your life by.
- Cover Version: Let's Be Frank is composed entirely of Frank Sinatra covers except for one songnote .
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Katie in "She's in Love with the Boy": her father hates her boyfriend, Tommy, until the mother points out that Katie's actions toward Tommy are no different than the mother's toward the father's when they first met.
- Fake Shemp: "PrizeFighter" was originally recorded with Kelly Clarkson on backing vocals. When she sings the song live, Garth Brooks usually sings the harmonies.
- Gender-Neutral Writing: "Jackie's House" never reveals the gender identity of the eponymous Jackie.
- Greatest Hits Album: (Songbook) A Collection of Hits and Greatest Hits are fairly standard hits packages, while PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit features re-recordings due to her being on a different label at the time.
- I Lied: "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)":When I said it would suit me fine
If you were out of sight and out of mind
That wasn't me talking, that was my foolish pride
When I said I didn't want your love
And you were no one I was thinking of
Believe me, baby, I lied
- Let Her Grow Up, Dear: "She's in Love with the Boy" has a classic example of this in its third verse, where Katie's father is about to unleash his wrath upon Katie's boyfriend Tommy when they come home after midnight. Katie's mother breaks in and reminds her husband that he wasn't that much different from Tommy back in the day, and that they had faced just as much opposition from her father."My daddy said you wasn't worth a lick;
When it came to brains, you had the short end of the stick.
But he was wrong, and honey, you are too.
Katie looks at Tommy like I still look at you."
- Listing Cities: Done briefly in "You Can Sleep While I Drive":We'll go through Tucson up to Santa Fe
And Barbara in Nashville says we're welcome to stay
I'll buy you boots down in Texas, a hat from New Orleans
- Love Nostalgia Song: "Georgia Rain", "The Song Remembers When"
- Lyrical Cold Open: "Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love", "Broken"
- Modesty Towel: The video for "There Goes My Baby" opens with her wearing one.
- The Not-Remix: PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit features re-recordings of her major hits which were done to sound as much like the originals as possible.
- Not Staying for Breakfast: "Walkaway Joe":Somewhere in a roadside motel room
Alone in the silence she wakes up too soon
And reaches for his arm
But she'll just keep reachin' on...
- Parental Hypocrisy: "She's in Love With the Boy" is about a girl who's in love with a boy while her father complains about how stupid and worthless the boy is; it's revealed in the third verse that the girl's parents' relationship was very similar to their daughter's in its early days.
- The One That Got Away: "There Goes My Baby":He was the kind of guy who loved so unselfishly
And everyone could see what a prize he was
Everyone but me
I must be blind
I must be the kind who don't know what they have
'Til they're all alone and sad
There goes my baby...
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Several of her albums were produced by Garth Fundis, and she was constantly involved from the beginning with Garth Brooks, whom she later married.
- Record Producer: As mentioned above, almost all of her albums were produced by Garth Fundis. Songwriter Harry Stinson co-produced Thinkin' About You; Tony Brown produced Where Your Road Leads; Mark Wright produced Inside Out; and Mark Millernote produced some of the tracks on PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit. Don Was of Was (Not Was) produced Let's Be Frank, and she went back to Fundis for Every Girl.
- Refrain from Assuming: It's not "(She's an) American Girl", it's "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)".
- Tomato Surprise: The last line of "Victim of the Game" reveals that the singer is addressing the song to herself.