Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood To Perform Live Concert On CBS
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are aiming to make social distancing a bit more enjoyable this week with a live…
Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are aiming to make social distancing a bit more enjoyable this week with a live television special.
The superstar couple will appear on the new primetime special, Garth & Trisha Live! on CBS on Wednesday, April 1. Airing 9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT, the special will feature Brooks and Yearwood performing live from their home recording studio, Studio G.
In an effort to send a message that “we’re all in this together,” the couple will share songs and stories in hopes to bring comfort to fans during these times of uncertainty.
Fans hoping to send in song requests for the couple can tune into Brooks’ weekly Facebook Live show, Inside Studio G, on Monday, March 30 for details. The news of the primetime special comes just days after the pair hosted a Facebook Live concert that ended up crashing the social media platform multiple times throughout the live stream.
“We’re seeing how big things can be when we all do them as one. In addition to the special, we and CBS will donate $1 million to charities to be determined, combating the COVID-19 virus,” said Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
“After we saw Garth and Trisha crash Facebook, we reached out to them about bringing this Studio G to a larger audience in a safe and exciting way,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events. “With Garth and Trisha coupled with the power of broadcast television, anything can happen, making this an event not to be missed.”
CBS assured fans that the special will be filmed with “minimal crew practicing social distancing” and that the crew will take “extensive safety precautions” when filming.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.