Trisha Yearwood makes one amazing Mary! The singer totally blows us away in her role as Jesus’ mother in ‘The Passion,’ but she may not be a familiar face to those watching the live TV musical. Get to know more about Trisha right here!
Even with a background in country music, Trisha Yearwood has no problem filling the iconic Biblical role of Mary in The Passion. But with a star-studded cast around her, including Prince Royce, Seal, and Chris Daughtry, Trisha, 51, might not be as familiar to everyone tuning into the March 20 live TV event. Want some fast facts about the incredible singer playing Mary? We have five things for you to know about Trisha!
1. The Passion isn’t her first acting gig!
Trisha had a recurring role as Lieutenant Commander Teresa Coulter on the CBS military drama, JAG, starting in 1997. Despite also having a successful music career at the same time, Trisha remained on the show sporadically until 2002.
2. She has 10 studio albums and 7 No. 1 hits to her name.
Trisha has been making music as a solo artist since 1991, when she released her self-titled debut album and had her first hit, “She’s in Love with the Boy,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. She hasn’t released an album since 2007, but with success like that (and her amazing job playing Mary), we wouldn’t be surprised to hear some new material from her in the near future!
3. Even if you haven’t heard of her, you’ve probably heard of her husband.
Trisha has been married to country superstar Garth Brooks since December 2015. In fact, he’s also brought his wife on tour with him — and they’re currently still touring together — so if you’ve seen Garth in concert you may just have seen Trisha too!
4. She was really nervous to play Mary!
Although she had experience acting prior to participating in The Passion, Trisha couldn’t help admitting on the Today show that she was extremely nervous to play such a big role! “I’m beyond nervous,” she said, laughing off a “No pressure” comment. “I’m really freaking out!”
5. She’s not just a great singer and actress — she can cook too!
As if 10 albums, seven No. 1 hits, and two successful acting gigs aren’t enough to make for a fabulous career, Trisha has also turned her love for cooking into part of her job too. She has published two cookbooks, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen and Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood. So while you’re watching her sing her heart out as Mary in The Passion, you can cook one of her own meals too!
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