When Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are together, there’s a lot of love and a whole lot of talent in the air. Sometimes their jobs as artists allows them to combine those two major parts of their lives, like they did back in 2016 during the 50th Annual CMA Awards. “Mr. and Mrs. Yearwood,” as Brad Paisley introduced them, performed a melody of songs as a tribute to late lovebirds and country music icons, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and the “greatest duets ever” released in country music.
In preparation for the show, Brooks took the time to share some details about his upcoming performance at the time with NCD.
“I’m performing with the Queen,” he said referring to his wife, Yearwood. “So know that we’ll be paying tribute to the greatest duets ever, so you’ll probably hear a little Johnny [Cash] and June [Carter Cash], a little Loretta [Lynn] and Conway [Twitty], and, for sure, if you’re going to do duets, you gotta hear [Tammy] Wynette and [George] Jones.”
This inside scoop was enough to know that their performance would be an outstanding moment in the show. When the time came, a slideshow of Cash and his wife moved across the screens as Brooks and Yearwood connected while singing a duet of some famous country music tunes that fans know and love. They started off their performance with Johnny Cash and June Carter’s “Jackson” before moving into Roger Miller’s “Chug A Lug” and Crystal Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” After a few more classic hits, they finished their celebration of love with George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s “Golden Ring.”
When they finished up their final lyrics, Brooks pulled Yearwood in for a kiss before they walked off-stage hand in hand.
It’s no surprise to see so much love emulating from these country music superstars. Since they tied the knot in 2005, they have become one of the most idolized couples in Country music. This December, the loving duo celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary and to mark the occasion, Yearwood posted a photo of her and her hubby sharing a smooch on stage once again. She added the caption, “Happy sweet sixteen, Mr. Yearwood!”
Brooks also isn’t too shy when it comes to showing off his love for his partner and the happiness that has come from their relationship. He even opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about what marriage looks like for them, admitting it turned out better than he could have ever imagined.
“I’ve got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this,” Brooks said in a previous conversation. “I never knew that everyday you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this.”
According to a previous interview with Parade magazine, Yearwood shared that a key factor in making their marriage work is their foundation that began as just a casual friendship in 1988.
“I just think we’re meant to be,” she said. “We have a friendship that’s a great base for all of it.”