Are you ready to feel old? Trisha Yearwood is celebrating thirty years in country music this year. It doesn’t seem like she has been around that long. However, her songs were all over country radio when many of her fans were growing up. I, for one, clearly remember her voice coming out of my parents’ car stereo while I sat in the back seat. I was knee-high to a grasshopper and fully enthralled with Yearwood’s voice. That’s neither here nor there, though. What’s important is that one of the most successful women in the genre is celebrating a huge milestone.
She is celebrating it in a big way, too. Trisha Yearwood is releasing a deluxe edition of her 2019 album Every Girl later this summer. It will contain a few bonus tracks. Among those extras is an acoustic version of her debut hit “She’s in Love with the Boy.” I don’t know about y’all but I can’t wait to hear that one. There’s something about stripped-down acoustic renditions of songs that elevates the overall listening experience. This is especially true for truly great songs. Yearwood’s debut single definitely fits that bill.
Trisha Yearwood has cut several hit songs throughout her career. Songs like “Walkaway Joe,” and “How Do I Live,” were both staples of country radio. However, it all started with the story of Tommy and Katie back in 1991.
Recently, Trisha Yearwood sat down with People Magazine to talk about her upcoming release. During that interview, she talked about the new album as well as her career. At one point, she addressed her debut single and why she felt so fortunate to have it in her discography.
Trisha Yearwood on ‘She’s in Love with the Boy’
Trisha Yearwood said that it took her years to realize how lucky she was to have a song like “She’s in Love with the Boy,” in her catalog. The country icon said of the song, “It’s precious to me now because it represents the beginning, and it represents the longevity of a good song and the loyalty of a fan base.”
According to the piece in People, the song had been sitting around gathering dust for a couple of years when Trisha Yearwood decided to cut it. Producer Garth Fundis had the song on a cassette in his desk drawer. He was just waiting for the right artist to come around. Luckily for Yearwood, she was the right one.
It isn’t just a great song. The single broke records. Trisha Yearwood is the first female country artist to have a debut single hit the top of the charts. So, she came into the world of country music as a hit-maker. That paved the way for the rest of her career.
The best part about the story is that she decided to cut the song because she liked it. Neither Yearwood nor Fundis had any idea that it would be as big as it was.