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Trisha Yearwood Gets Animated for ‘FarmVille 2′ Video Game

She's hoping to grow some change on behalf of women everywhere.

Written by Chris Parton
Trisha Yearwood Gets Animated for ‘FarmVille 2′ Video Game
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 06: Trisha Yearwood performs on stage at Spotify House during CMA Fest at Ole Red on June 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for Spotify)

Country favorite Trisha Yearwood is helping plant the seeds of gender equality in a uniquely fun way, joining the cast of the new FarmVille 2: Country Escape social game.

Explaining that she enjoys the FarmVille franchise and believes in the uplifting way women have been presented by the game, Yearwood will appear in the new title as a down-to-earth farmhand avatar. Meanwhile, her empowering new single “Every Girl in This Town” will play “as she helps fans find rare items on their farms and gain access to in-game rewards that help them meet daily goals.”

“As someone who plays FarmVille and having grown up on a farm in Georgia, the game ties back to my roots,” Yearwood says in a statement. “With women also being the central characters in all the FarmVille games, it shows that farming — like music, tech, politics, science and entrepreneurship — should be accessible to anyone.

“So much has happened in the last decade, across technology, entertainment, and attitudes,” she goes on. “But there are shared experiences that endure and bring people together, like those special songs that become anthems or a powerhouse game like FarmVille.”

Trisha Yearwood; Photo courtesy of Zynga
Trisha Yearwood; Photo courtesy of Zynga

Yearwood made the announcement while visiting the headquarters of Zynga — the company which created FarmVille — and debuting her single as part of the Women of Zynga Community Breakfast. The firm is currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the original FarmVille’s release, and a new FarmVille mobile game is in development.

Yearwood’s “Every Girl in This Town” is out now, and she can often be found onstage with husband Garth Brooks as part of his ongoing Stadium Tour. FarmVille 2: Country Escape is available on the App Store and Google Play.