Trisha Yearwood Is Impressed by Today’s Female Country Stars

She's got some high praise for country's current stars.

Written by Chris Parton
Trisha Yearwood Is Impressed by Today’s Female Country Stars
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: Trisha Yearwood attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

As one of the biggest country stars of the ’90s, Trisha Yearwood was a role model for many of today’s female stars. But as country grapples with an effort to celebrate women’s voices, she’s the one who’s impressed by our modern country artists.

Speaking on RADIO.COM’s 90’s Country with Kelly Ford right in the middle of Women’s History Month, the iconic songstress says the current class of female stars is on the right track.

“It just feels like ‘bravo’ the last couple of years,” she said. “And I think it’s a real tribute to the young women who have stepped up and said ‘I am here and i got something to say.’ The music is really good. I could listen to Ashley McBryde sing ‘One Night Standards’ 20 times in a row — and I do.”

Yearwood went on to list off some of her current favorites — and ended up drawing parallels between them and the female stars of her heyday.

Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, they’re great,” she explained. “And the music they’re writing and performing is great. And I think they really support each other, and I know that when I was coming along in the ’90s, we were friends. I had support from Mary Chapin Carpenter and Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss and Patty Loveless and Deana Carter, Wynonna, we were all a group of women who cheered for each other and supported each other, and you need that. You need your tribe, and I see that these girls have that.”

Meanwhile, Trisha Yearwood also spent some time talking about her experience fighting off COVID-19 in February, and told the show all about her brand new cookbook titled Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family. Check it out in the video above.