Garth Brooks’ ‘Stronger Than Me’ Praises Wife Trisha Yearwood: Story Behind the Country Love Song

by Atlanta Northcutt

Garth Brooks explains the story behind his country love song “Stronger Than Me”, leaving fans saying “Aww”.

During an appearance on ABC News, Garth Brooks becomes emotional while discussing the meaning of his song dedicated to wife Trisha Yearwood. The successful country singer praises Yearwood throughout “Stronger Then Me.”

“A man’s strength comes from our muscle, but there’s a cap to that,” says Brooks during the Good Morning America interview. “A woman’s strength comes from her head and her heart, and there is no cap to it. So when you talk about being stronger, there is a line in there stating..”

You know, I always thought I had to have the answers
Be her strength and take the lead
When it comes to anything that matters
You’re stronger than me

With deeply personal lyrics, Brooks expresses the strong love and respect the two feel for each other. Brooks touches on the importance of his relationship with Yearwood.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE)  (L-R) Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks attend the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at the Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )

At the 2018 CMA Awards, Yearwood heard “Stronger Than Me” for the first time. Previous to the performance, Yearwood took to the awards’ ceremony’s red carpet to open up about the “nerves” she felt in anticipation to Brooks taking the stage and expressing such a personal love song.

Yearwood told ET’s Nancy O’Dell it’s the song’s final line that means the most to her:

I pray God takes me first ’cause you’re stronger than me.”

Yearwood explained that it reflects a conversation she and her husband have had several times before. “It’s like, ‘I can’t, I hope I go first,'” she said, “and he’s like, ‘No, I have to go first. I can’t. I won’t be able to.'”

The message behind Garth Brooks’ country love song, “Stronger Than Me” is seeming to portray a form of adoration which fans of both artists, critics, couples and individuals alike are able to enjoy and find meaning in.