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Trisha Yearwood

Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood is back with a strong, up-tempo single, a new record label, and a forthcoming CD titled Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. After 16 years with MCA Records, the balladeer switched to Big Machine Records in May for her first new recording since 2005's Jasper County. For the past couple of years, she has devoted most of her time to husband Garth Brooks and his three daughters from a previous marriage. Ballads have long been Yearwood's calling card, but she has promised a lot of upbeat songs for her next CD (due November 13). It's fitting, then, that the new video for the chart-busting title track single is set in an old-time church and juke joint north of Nashville. Staying close to home always promises good results when it comes to powerfully rendered and heartfelt songs about religious faith, emotional pain, and love.
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Robert Hicks