Garth Brooks Issues Statement After Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive for COVID: ‘She’s Tough’

Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19.  The news comes nearly two weeks after Yearwood and her husband, fellow country…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 24, 2021


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Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The news comes nearly two weeks after Yearwood and her husband, fellow country superstar Garth Brooks, revealed that they were canceling all scheduled appearances after someone in their camp tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Yearwood has contracted the virus, while Brooks remains negative. 

“The Queen and I have now tested twice,” Brooks confirms, adding, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.” 

The winter storm in Tennesee delayed their testing. Now, they are quarantining together. 

“Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together,” he shares.

Brooks also explained that he will remain out of the spotlight for the time being to be by her side.

“And anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together,” he adds. 

Yearwood is reportedly okay, however, she is dealing with symptoms. 

“She’s tough. She’s stronger than me,” Garth says, adding that they welcoming prayers for Yearwood. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing,” he says.

“Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” he continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

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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.