Trisha Yearwood’s Country Career Led Her Straight To The Kitchen

Nadine Blanco | May 10, 2019 10:02 am

When people hear the name “Trisha Yearwood,” their minds will either go to country music or the Food Network. These days, Yearwood is recognized for her Emmy-award winning show Trisha’s Southern Cooking and it’s so successful that it’s easy to forget her outstanding career as a country superstar.

For much of her life, Patricia Yearwood was set on making it as a singer, achieving that and more throughout the ’90s. But after two divorces, the multi-platinum selling artist veered down a path that no one would’ve expected (and it started way before the Food Network offered her a show!). Read on to see how it all unfolded.

She Wanted To Sing, But Got An Education First

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Growing up in Georgia, Trisha Yearwood was “obsessed” with music. “I thought, at 15 years old, I should go and get a record deal and drop out of school, and my parents would have had none of that,” she said during a Q&A at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Indeed, Yearwood graduated high school and started working towards a business degree at University of Georgia. Miserable in the field, she transferred to Belmont University in Nashville, Tenessee. “I felt like this was the place where the music I wanted to make was being made,” she said.