Trisha Yearwood's Heaven, Heartache & The Power of Love To Be Released Nov. 13 - First Studio Album in Two Years is Her Big Machine Records Debut
Upcoming Appearances on Today Show, Late Night With David Letterman, The View, Emeril's Thanksgiving Special & The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS
Three-time Grammy Award winner Trisha Yearwood re-emerges with her first studio album in two years, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, on November 13, 2007.
The album is also her first for Big Machine Records and will arrive amidst appearances on The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The View and more, as well as programming on CMT: Country Music Television and Great American Country, where Yearwood will be December's "Artist of the Month."
One of the most enduring female names in country music, Entertainment Weekly has called Yearwood "one of the finest interpretive singers ever."
Since her 1991 debut, each of Yearwood's eleven albums have achieved gold or platinum status with over 10 million albums sold. She has had nine #1 hits and twenty Top Ten hits, including "She's in Love With the Boy," "Walkaway Joe," and "How Do I Live." Her fiery new single, "Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love," is on its way to the top as well.
Yearwood's soaring vocals have been reenergized with a new passion. Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love celebrates the elation that radiates when head, heart, and home are happy...and as Yearwood's songs are known to do...beautifully laments the heartbreak when it all slips away.
On the album's uptempo title-track, Trisha practically shouts out for an AMEN! when she sasses, "The preacher says when your time is up you take a chariot to the Lord...well I'm hopin' my chariot is a torch-red Thunderbird Ford." There are riveting ballads as well, such as "Nothin' Bout Memphis," and "Let The Wind Chase You" (with Keith Urban), and even a nod to the traditional, with "Cowboys Are My Weakness."
Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love is Trisha's Big Machine Records debut -- her first since leaving her long-time major label. Under her own direction, she went into the studio with noted producer Garth Fundis, Trisha's friend and frequent producer since 1991. Another long-time friend, Scott Borchetta, soon joined the party, signing Trisha to Big Machine -- the indie powerhouse that has had breakthrough success with Taylor Swift and Jack Ingram.
"Sometimes you just need to change the ground underneath your feet," says Yearwood. "There's a real buzz in the air...the biggest difference I feel with this new music is 'energy.'"
Trisha Yearwood is one of the highest-selling female artists in Country music history. In addition to three Grammy Awards, the Grand Ole Opry member is a three-time Country Music Award winner and a two-time Academy of Country Music Award winner.
She has been honored with an American Music Award, a Pollstar Concert Industry Award and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2000. She has performed at the Olympic Summer Games, the White House, Clinton's inauguration, dueted with Pavarotti in Italy, and was named one of Redbook Magazine's Women of the Year in 2005.
Big Machine Records was founded on September 1st, 2005 by Scott Borchetta, who serves as its President & CEO. The company is headquartered in Nashville, and its artist roster includes Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Jack Ingram, Danielle Peck, Jimmy Wayne, Dusty Drake and Sunny Sweeney. In May of 2006, Big Machine celebrated its first #1 single with Jack Ingram's "Wherever You Are."
At the end of that year the label's three new artist releases -- Jack Ingram, Danielle Peck and Taylor Swift -- all made the Top 10 Most-Played New Artists of 2006 as monitored by Mediabase and reported by Country Aircheck Magazine. Jack Ingram was named the Most-Played New Artist of the Year by Country Aircheck Magazine. In its 39th Week, Taylor Swift's platinum self- titled debut album began an 8-week consecutive #1 streak on the Country Charts. In March 2007, Big Machine Records shipped its one-millionth CD. The label is distributed by Universal Music Group Distribution.
Source: Big Machine Records
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