Trisha Yearwood: Embracing Courage and Overcoming Fear in Pursuit of Songwriting
Trisha Yearwood has openly acknowledged that she lacked confidence as a songwriter for a significant portion of her career. However, she credits her husband, Garth Brooks, and the influence of esteemed songwriter Leslie Satcher for helping her overcome this insecurity.
She traces her self-doubt back to her college days when she received feedback suggesting that she was a talented singer but not a competitive songwriter. The criticism left a lasting impact on her, with her 19-year-old self internalizing it. As a result, whenever someone inquired about her songwriting abilities, she hesitated to take the plunge.
However, in the past year, something has shifted for Yearwood. She has found the courage to face her fears and embrace songwriting. This newfound mindset has empowered her to step outside her comfort zone and give it a genuine effort, defying her previous reservations. Yearwood now approaches songwriting with a renewed sense of confidence and determination.
Trisha Yearwood revealed that her husband, Garth Brooks, played a pivotal role in encouraging her to step outside her comfort zone and explore songwriting. Additionally, Leslie Satcher’s persistent belief in Yearwood’s potential as a songwriter further motivated her to give it a try, despite her nervousness.
Yearwood shared that during a songwriting session with Satcher, they composed a song inspired by her mother, which left her feeling elated and fulfilled. This positive experience ignited Yearwood’s passion for songwriting, prompting her to book more songwriting appointments and delve further into the process.
The country singer expressed her excitement about the upcoming album she is preparing to record, acknowledging that it marks a whole new experience for her. She realized that the dismissal she received as a teenager regarding her writing abilities does not define her current potential. Although she still experiences nervousness, Yearwood continues to push forward, gaining confidence with each writing session.
While she is uncertain whether the songs she is writing will make it onto her next album, Yearwood considers the possibility of them being their own separate project. She has had difficulty finding songs she loves for this album cycle but recently spoke with her producer, Garth Fundis, and plans to begin working on the album in a couple of weeks.
Yearwood is contemplating whether to include her original compositions on the album or create a separate project solely dedicated to her songwriting endeavors. The final decision will be made once they enter the recording studio.