Country music power couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be heading to Charlotte, NC to serve as next year’s honorary hosts for Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
The artists took to social media on Monday (Oct. 3) to share a personal video announcing that for the second time, the big event will be returning to the Charlotte area from Oct. 1-6, 2023.
“The Carter Work Project is gearing up for 2023 and our next build is in Charlotte, North Carolina! Raise your hand and sign up if you want to join us to build for @Habitat_org ! The BEST work you will ever do! love, g and t,” Brooks wrote on Twitter.
“Habitat for Humanity is back on the road,” Yearwood announced in the video before turning to Brooks as he said, “That’s right. The Carter Work Project returns and they’re gonna come to Charlotte in October of 2023.”
Yearwood and Brooks will be continuing the legacy of Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who will not be attending next year’s event because they no longer travel. The Carters have a long history working with Habitat and even participated in the first build held in 1987 in Optimist Park.
“The Carters will not be here, there enjoying their retirement back in Plains, Georgia. So the building is up to you and us,” Brooks added.
“Let’s do this for them. Let’s do this for us. Do it for yourselves,” Yearwood said with determination as the video concluded.
The lovebirds have proved to be great advocates of the organization. They first got involved with Habitat in 2007 to help build rebuild homes in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Since then, they have continued to be great supporters of numerous Habitat events and projects.
In 2016, Yearwood and Brooks were also recognized as Habitat Humanitarians, along with the Carters.
“Rosalynn and I are pleased to hear that Habitat for Humanity will continue the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project building homes and hope in partnership with Charlotte families next year,” said President Carter in a recent statement. “Though we will not attend the 2023 project, we are grateful that our dear friends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have picked up the hammer and agreed to host the event in our place.”
After a three-year hiatus, the event is making its return and this time, it will be held at Habitat Charlotte’s newest development, The Meadows at Plato Price. Hundreds of volunteers, staff, and community members are expected to take part in the global housing nonprofit.
The plan is to build 20 homes on nine acres of land, which according to Habitat for Humanity, was an area that “formerly housed an all-Black school that was a transformative education and civic space for the black community in the early 1900s through the mid-60s.”
Habitat for Humanity also shared that since it was founded in 1983, their organization has helped serve over 3,500 families living in the City of Charlotte, Pineville, Lake Norman area and Iredell County.
Next year’s event will coincide with a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Habitat Charlotte’s launch.
This act of service follows Garth Brooks’ sold-out tour dates in Ireland.