Belmont alumnus Trisha Yearwood will be presented with ASCAP’s Voice of Music Award at the organization’s 53rd Country Music Awards, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel.
The award, presented to “songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation,” has been presented to many artists through the years including Amy Grant, Kenny Chesney and George Strait, among others.
But Yearwood’s recent accomplishments don’t stop there. The Music City Walk of Fame will soon be home to two new names – Yearwood and her husband, Garth Brooks – after an induction ceremony on Sept. 10 to honor the duo and their contributions to Nashville and the industry.
In an article recently published by the Tennessean, Mayor Karl Dean is quoted as saying, “Trisha and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville special. They are musicians. They are entrepreneurs. And they are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is as inspiring as their music. Garth stood strong with the city during the 2010 flood recovery, and we will never forget that.”
With successful hits like “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “XXX’s and OOO’s” and “How Do I Live,” Yearwood is a multiple award-winning artist with an impressive 12 million albums sold.