Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Invite Fans Into Their Home For Intimate Christmas Special

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood returned to CBS on Sunday evening (Dec. 20) for a one-hour concert special dubbed GARTH…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 20, 2020


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Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood returned to CBS on Sunday evening (Dec. 20) for a one-hour concert special dubbed GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT. 

The superstar couple took live requests from fans throughout the show, performing a number of holiday classics and fan favorites from a beautifully decorated Studio G and throughout their home.

Brooks and Yearwood’s personalities shined throughout the one-hour event and offered viewers an inside look at their superstar relationship.

“It’s live, it’s casual and it’s not perfect, but we’re having fun,” Yearwood joked during the show.

Brooks and Yearwood got quite emotional during the special and tears flowed as he delivered an acoustic performance of “Belleau Wood” from his 1997 album, Sevens.

“That song is so beautiful, oh gosh the message is so beautiful,” Yearwood passionately shared. 

The couple later made their way to the kitchen where they performed their personal favorite holiday tunes, with Brooks singing “Feliz Navidad” and Yearwood covering Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.”

Brooks and Yearwood also delivered the full-length live debut of their “Shallow” duet.

“We’ve never done this, the whole song, ever,” Brooks said as Yearwood added, “Not with acoustic guitar.” 

Requests for the beloved country couple came in from all around the world, including Finland, Oklahoma, Georgia and Calgary.

Their set list included the following songs:

  • “What I’m Thankful For” 
  • “Little Drummer Boy”  
  • “Silent Night” 
  • “Santa Baby” 
  • “Belleau Wood” (Garth Brooks Original) 
  • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” (Garth Brooks Original)  
  • “Ugly Christmas Sweater” (Garth Brooks Original) 
  • “O’ Holy Night” 
  • “Frosty The Snowman” 
  • “Feliz Navidad” 
  • “Hard Candy Christmas” (Dolly Parton Cover)
  • “Shallow” (Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper Cover)
  • “Baby Jesus Is Born”
  • “Same Old Lang Syne” (Dan Fogelberg Cover)

GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! follows the couple’s first CBS all-request show, which took place early in the pandemic.

“Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit. It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families,” Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS previously shared. “Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.”

GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT was filmed without a live studio audience. Extensive safety precautions took place when filming the special with a minimal crew following social distancing guidelines.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.